Ticks

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  1. Deltic

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    Get some bird and bat houses for the right species in your area and they will eat the skeeters. A humming bird feeder will also help. They don't live on just sugar water, they eat bugs and a lot of them.
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  2. ACE31

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    Ticks are REALLY bad in WV this year. We had a very mild winter too.
     
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  3. orangejeep06

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    Guinea fowl are preferred over turkeys/chickens as they won’t damage gardens or other areas of property. Chickens and turkeys tear up the ground(scratching) looking for food whereas Guinea fowl don’t. The disadvantage to guineas is they’re very vocal. They make great watchdogs. We used them for a couple years but they are very stupid or stubborn and over time we lost them all to our Maine winters. Sometimes they’d get spooked and not return to the coop and would freeze to death outside up in a tree. They maintain a somewhat wild disposition.
     
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  5. G19Tony

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    Even ticks know another blood sucker when they see one. They must be attorneys. Professional courtesy, I guess. ;)
     
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  6. Dragline

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    Thanks. We do have both hummingbird and backyard bird feeders and we see bats at dusk, yet mosquito population continues to thrive.
    A mild winter combined with a wet spring combined to create the perfect storm for mosquito breeding. I expected this, and considering I’m a mosquito magnet, the situation is as annoying as I figured it would be.
     
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  7. K. Foster

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    I went on a short walk with my dog on a trail that goes back through the woods, behind my house. I didn’t spray down because I knew it was just a 200 yards round trip but I picked up 6 ticks.
    Two of them were really tiny. Got all but one before they dig in.
     
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  8. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    What about the dog?


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    State Trooper helps check me for ticks.
    :)
     
  10. K. Foster

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    The dog was treated. She only got one.
     
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  11. carson84

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    I live in central Alabama and the ticks this year have been the worst I can remember. The last few mild winters may (or may not) have something to do with it. In the early spring, I couldn't walk outside in the yard without getting a few on me. My wife was bitten by one on her side in March and she still has a red area that itches occasionally. She developed a bullseye rash that spread to about 10" round. She went through 2 rounds of antibiotics and was tested for Lyme and RMSF - both came back negative. I have had a couple on me this year but thankfully I don't react as badly as she does since I tend to get them on me a few times a year.

    We have a local farmer that used my field last year to plant pumpkins and he offered to spray my yard and woods with the chemical he uses on his peaches. After my wife was bit and had so many problems, I called him up and asked if the offer was still good. He came a few days later (around the first of April) and sprayed. Since then, I've seen a 90% reduction on what I normally see around the house. He didn't charge me so I don't know what the cost is but I plan on calling him next spring and asking him how much he'll charge to come out and spray again.
     
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    We have had good success with this, spray around your house, yard. Give it a couple of hours and the smell fades away. Reapply after rain. you can order from Amazon
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    Those bugs give me tthe the willies.
    We were driving home from the kids house after scouting their land. As I was driving I felt something crawling on my leg. Sure enough I identified as I was driving.
    Im sure it was funny for the wife to watch.
     
  15. redrick

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    I fear ticks more than a venomous snake when walking through the woods .
     
  16. shadow_dog

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    Get a large family of "possums".
     
  17. carson84

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    I just bought a few Guinea fowl keets today to help with my tick problem.
     
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    Does it only rain once or twice a year where you're from? I'd be out reapplying a couple times a week. I eat enough garlic and onions I seldom have ticks.
     
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    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

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    At least her grapefruit wont have an infestation.
     
  20. manfred the wonder d

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    My 12 year old grandaughter goes out in the grass all the time. Never gets a single tick. Anybody know a reason for this?
     
  21. Inyo Tim

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    Yes, I'm curious why some of my cats never get stick-tight fleas.
    Others I have to dose regularly.