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RDaywillcome
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http://bangordailynews.com/2014/03/19/outdoors/experts-say-cold-winter-likely-wont-kill-maines-ticks/
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So scary.
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Yup, found a tick crawling on my dog yesterday. Let the games begin.....
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Very true. They don't die easily.

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desertwind
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Or NJ blood suckers. I just found a tick attached to my dog - we JUST got back out on the trail this weekend after a winter of snow and ice. You have got to be kidding me.

Glad a have a lifetime stash of Doxy for her.... and for myself. Now totally paranoid - is this two day headache from a tick bite. Can never rest easy anymore with this stuff.

Every year its the same old song and dance.

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A few years ago we put a tick in a baggie and sealed it. That critter lived for days and days without food, air, water. I am convinced they survive winters esp. since ppl have noted them on Christmas Trees.

I think we should consider that we can get infected/re-infected any time of the year.

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So true.....I woke this morning with a wicked stiff neck and headache (though going through a dental issue right now)and right away worry I got bitten along with my dog.

Where to move?

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When i put ticks in baggies-i have been doing it for years-i use amagnet and keep them on the fridge

Before i close the bag i squirt a bit of permethrin in-they die immediately

They wont live long without it if inside bag is dry...they need damp. In leaf litter under snow as insulation is perfect

My grass is sparse and soil is sandy so they arent happy in my lawn. Once i found a bunch in a newly delivered load of mulch and neughbors have picked them off dog in their yard near woods

When in nj i knew which places to walk and not walk to avoid them. I was in central nj near shore...between asbury and wall-but i traveled to jackson to ride...it was hot and sandy there too and never saw one.

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When i put tucks in baggies-i have been doing it for years-i use amagnet and keep them on the fridge

Before i close the bag i squirt a bit of permethrin in-they die immediately

They wont live long without it if inside bag is dry...they need damp. In leaf litter under snow as insulation is perfect

My grass is sparse and soil is sandy so they arent happy in my lawn. Once i found a bunch in a newly delivered load of mulch and neughbors have picked them off dog in their yard near woods

When in nj i knew which places to walk and not walk to avoid them. I was in central nj near shore...between asbury and wall-but i traveled to jackson to ride...it was hot and sandy there too and never saw one.

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Uhm, LOL lpkayak,

I just had instant visions of a fridge with dozens of baggies ,each carefully hung; with a dead tick inside each one. Like a shrine of sorts?

Sooo creepy and sooo funny to visualize!

Edessa

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Noooo...i cram them all into one bag...i start a new bag when i move. I moved a lot in the last few yrs. Ive got north nh ticks , south nh ticks, and central nj ticks

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Really? Were they all crawling on you when you found them? *hiding myself in clothes dryer*

How many ticks in baggies do you think you have collected?

Edessa

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4 or 5. One only has 2 ticks. There dont seem to be any here but the dog brought afew home

Other bags have had over ten...but after a few yrs they dry up and fall apart

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They guy who used to do my grass (after I got sick) sister got bit in NJ. She was not on grass, just crossed a wooded pine needle riddled floor. I guess there is good moisture there too.


I wonder how prevalent they are on beaches & sandy areas? Too dry you think?

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Nope! Dig an inch down in the sand on a beach and there is always moist sand.

Also, lots of grass on the beach, and on the way to the beach.

Nesting birds...seagulls...sigh

Where there are birds, there will be ticks.

[Frown]

Just can't escape them. [Frown]

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"I wonder how prevalent they are on beaches & sandy areas? Too dry you think?"

I saw tons by the beach. They were on very dry sand grass and they were just hanging out waiting to grab on. It was gross. I'm never going back there.

Here's a picture of the beach it was on:

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Im a beach and dog person. I am there a lot. Mostly maine and nh but also nj for two years

Once i was on acoastal island and dogs had to pee. I got them our the back...two schnauzers...within seconds of hitting the ground they were covered

Ihad stopped at a place indynes with lots of grass

I put them back in car and sprayed dogs and beds and cargo area they stayed in with permethrin

Also my sleeves,hat and shoes and shorts

I drove to parking area and stopped to comb dead ticks off dogs and sweep them out of car

Inevwr saw any when we got home but was always careful from then on

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