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Old 04-29-2019, 08:33 PM   #41
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I can't find Permethrin in Canada. Does anyone know if it's available in CAN and I'm just not seeing it?
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:38 PM   #42
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Story: A friend of mine (with a few love handles) was working out in the yard. It was hot so he pulled off his shirt. His wife looked at him and said "What is that in your belly button?". My friend, innocently had a look down.

He said (no word of a lie) "How the hell did I get a raisin stuck in my belly button?". His wife had a close look at mentioned that that ain't no raisin.

LOL. He had to go to the hospital to have it removed.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:03 AM   #43
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Found some Picardin at Wally World sporting goods/camping isle that CAN be applied to skin AND clothes! It won't damage plastic or synthetics like deet.
Supposed to last 10 hours too.
And less than 5 bucks.
Thanks for the tip!!
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Repel-Tic...-5-oz/35656322
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:09 AM   #44
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These comments about wearing collars made me laugh. But, also made me think.
Right ? I laugh too, but I still wonder about it.
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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.
my tick has always been the hollering "I LOVE YOU" as my wife steps out of the coach...
and, other ladies nearby hear me and respond "I love you, too!"...
though my wife is not one of them : /
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:34 AM   #46
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Have always just pulled them off.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:57 AM   #47
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First step is Permethrin on your clothes only and wait till they are fully dry before putting on. The Permethrin will usually last 4-5 washes before it needs to reapplied. This is not repellent but kills them on contact. Wear a hat sprayed with Permethrin that way they are not crawling down the back of your neck or lodgng in your head. Also spray your shoes.

Shave the beard off if you have one as ticks like places to hide. Keep the head hair (if you have any) neat and trimmed.

Sprayed exposed areas with DEET being carefully around the eyes, nose and mouth. Spray some on your hand and gently wipe on your face.

Wear light colored clothing so you can spot them easier on clothing.

Pick a spot with light colored tile, not carpet, to strip down and through search under arms, back of knees, head, beard(if you have one), private areas, belly button if you have an inne.

Throw clothes in dryer for 15 minutes at least, it is not the heat that kills but the lack of moisture. There are some studies that say gas dryers get hotter then electric so add 5 more minutes.

Shower and use a fine tooth comb to comb out any remaining ticks.

For pets check with your vet for what is best as some medicine is better tolerated by some then others, there are many choices out there.


Also check your state website for more info https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,588...603---,00.html
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:03 AM   #48
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Right ? I laugh too, but I still wonder about it.
The collars do not repel the ticks, the chemicals in the collar are absorbed by the body and and are transferred to the tick when it bites thereby killing it. Putting the collar around a pant leg will accomplish nothing unless the tick bites the collar.
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The collars do not repel the ticks, the chemicals in the collar are absorbed by the body and and are transferred to the tick when it bites thereby killing it. Putting the collar around a pant leg will accomplish nothing unless the tick bites the collar.
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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.
Good idea! My husband seems to get them all the time when he fishes in NE PA. When I pull them out, I've always had good luck with tweezers. Grab on ( not too tightly) and when you pull , pull counter clockwise and they pop out all in one piece. Put Neosporin on the site and cover with a band aid until the redness goes away.
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Almost 50 years ago... My Mom and Dad bought a cheap house where they had kept a couple of horses(we were told) and the ticks were TERRIBLE. My father went to the farm supply house and bought fire ant killer..we had never heard of it. It killed them ticks DEAD! All of them. I am pretty sure it had DDT in it.... all I know is it worked.
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Since DDT is illegal, unavailable, and unhealthful it probably isn't recommended anymore. You can spray your yard with permethrin, although you should avoid any garden areas. A 1 qt concentrate at Tractor Supply costs about $19. It says this will make about 48 gals. That should be about right for an acre. I have a 25 gal sprayer to tow behind my garden tractor that I have used for herbicide. I may use that this year. Otherwise you can get 2 gal for $20 or 4 gal backpack sprayers for less than $100.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:37 AM   #53
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my tick has always been the hollering "I LOVE YOU" as my wife steps out of the coach...
and, other ladies nearby hear me and respond "I love you, too!"...
though my wife is not one of them : /
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:42 AM   #54
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Spray your hat with Permethrin, also. Though, be sure you do it BEFORE you put it on.
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Since DDT is illegal, unavailable, and unhealthful it probably isn't recommended anymore. You can spray your yard with permethrin, although you should avoid any garden areas. A 1 qt concentrate at Tractor Supply costs about $19. It says this will make about 48 gals. That should be about right for an acre. I have a 25 gal sprayer to tow behind my garden tractor that I have used for herbicide. I may use that this year. Otherwise you can get 2 gal for $20 or 4 gal backpack sprayers for less than $100.
NOT to open an argument. Honestly not trying. Read about the DDT and decide for yourself...if you haven't. I for one think the pesticide people weren't making money.. cause it worked. YMMV
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:30 PM   #56
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Permithin is the only way to go. I am a tick magnet and 2 years ago I started treating my clothes with permithin and no ticks since.
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:29 PM   #57
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If you are in the woods, you can reduce your possibility of a bite with several methods ( as above) but sooner or later you will get one to attach. The removal item below is the one I have found to be easiest to use ( especially if you are alone) and has the least chance of increasing the danger of infection.
https://www.amazon.com/Ticked-Off-Pe.../dp/B00008434T
Have a few of these, and can vouch that they work great! A vet used to give them away when we brought our dog there.
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My son has taken to letting about a dozen chickens free-range on his property. He has no problem with ticks at all. He also supplies his next door neighbors with eggs as a "thank you" for not complaining about the noise.
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Found some Picardin at Wally World sporting goods/camping isle that CAN be applied to skin AND clothes! It won't damage plastic or synthetics like deet.
Supposed to last 10 hours too.
And less than 5 bucks.
Thanks for the tip!!
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Repel-Tic...-5-oz/35656322
My deceased DW swore by Avon Skin So Soft, I just checked... guess what is in it? Picaridin!
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I can't find Permethrin in Canada. Does anyone know if it's available in CAN and I'm just not seeing it?
If there is a Tractor Supply (TSC) in Canada, I bet they could get it for you.

Note: I posted then thought to check. Tractor Supply Co. in the states does not own/operate Tractor Supply Co., L.P. in Ontario & Manitoba. Similar company profile though.
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