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Yooper

Up. Identified. Lase. Fire. On the way.
PREMO Member
Where are you? We haven't seen or felt any yet where we are in SMC. As absent as the hummingbirds have been.

In any event, please keep them! We aren't missing them at all. The ticks, that is.

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Grumpy

Well-Known Member
Where are you? We haven't seen or felt any yet where we are in SMC. As absent as the hummingbirds have been.

In any event, please keep them! We aren't missing them at all. The ticks, that is.

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On the bay side of Calvert, and lots of hummers.
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
I've had several so far and this is the first time in years, that they've actually embedded and a few much deeper than google says they embed. If you can't reach them, do they eventually engorge themselves to the point that they just fall off and if you're forced to just let that happen - how harmful is it? I had one the other day that came out in bits. There was a small knot at first, that's at least an inch long now. Not a bullseye or anything, but still I've never had them "spread" like that before.
 

Scat

Active Member
I lather ticks in Vicks Vaporub then wait til they unlatch themselves. When you pull a tick off, you can leave bits embedded in your skin that irritate and infect the area.
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
I lather ticks in Vicks Vaporub then wait til they unlatch themselves. When you pull a tick off, you can leave bits embedded in your skin that irritate and infect the area.
Thanks, I'll have to try that - I always thought it was Vaseline and that didn't work.
 

Bonehead

Well-Known Member
I lather ticks in Vicks Vaporub then wait til they unlatch themselves. When you pull a tick off, you can leave bits embedded in your skin that irritate and infect the area.
The problem with that method is they basically spit out their stomach contents before they suffocate and that puts more of the parasite into your system.
 
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