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Old 04-25-2019, 07:12 AM   #1
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TICKS. How do you deal with them ?

I'm just curious as to what different methods people use to deal with Ticks while out camping or other outdoor activities. Whenever I'm down in our woods by the cabin, always find a few hitchhiking on me.
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Lots of DEET and if you're there a lot pre treat your clothes with repellent and mandatory strip searches after every outing. Toss your clothes in a hot dryer for at least 10 minutes to kill them.
Be vigilant. There are more Ticks now than ever. A recent nature special on PBS said a deer is a walking tick nursery. We have deer all over the place and I can get ticks simply walking down the -mulched- path out my back door!
UGH we hate them!!
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:26 AM   #3
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DEET. Spray legs, socks shoes, pant legs, long sleeves, cap.... and play "Ticks" by Brad Paisley!, for further instructions.

I've been in the habit for the last few years of taking a pump type sprayer with and filling it up with"OFF" like the bottle you hook to a garden hose to use in your back yard. I spray the whole site after i back in but, before I set up including under the TT and any adjacent weeds. I just plain don't like biting bugs and it really helps with the critters
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:27 AM   #4
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Permethrin. Spray socks, THEN put them on. Spray pants leg hems.



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Old 04-25-2019, 07:31 AM   #5
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Never tested it, but I've always thought about strapping Flea and Tick collars to my pant legs.
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:35 AM   #6
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As posted above, I treat my outer clothing with permethrin and let it dry. Permethrin bonds with the clothing and will last about 6 weeks and through several washings.

In liquid form it is harmful to cats and fish though so be aware of that.

Permethrin is an arachnicide so it will kill the nasty buggers.

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I'm just curious as to what different methods people use to deal with Ticks while out camping or other outdoor activities. Whenever I'm down in our woods by the cabin, always find a few hitchhiking on me.


In addition to spraying our pants, tops and socks, we also use the repellent spray on our shoes/boots and always wear long pants while hiking. Clothes taken off in the garage and straight into the dryer. Gosh I am itching just typing this - we hate ticks!!
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Lots of DEET and if you're there a lot pre treat your clothes with repellent and mandatory strip searches after every outing. Toss your clothes in a hot dryer for at least 10 minutes to kill them.
Be vigilant. There are more Ticks now than ever. A recent nature special on PBS said a deer is a walking tick nursery. We have deer all over the place and I can get ticks simply walking down the -mulched- path out my back door!
UGH we hate them!!
X2.

We are infested with ticks in Western PA.
We have 32 acres and they are everywhere.

Spray, spray spray!
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If/when you pull one off put it in a note book of some sort under clear tape. Write date time and location. Then if you get sick show it to your doctor. Lyme disease and other tick related stuff is sometimes difficult to diagnose.
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