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    Be prepared for the tick attack!

    This Could Be The Worst Tick Season In Years. Here’s What You Need To Know

    As an experienced outdoorsman, I can tell you that this is no idle scare story. In most of my nearly sixty years of living in Michigan, large portions of which have been spent wandering the wild places, I never saw a single tick.

    The last few years, though, I've found I can't even step into the woods without being attacked by a tick. Every venture outdoors (I live in a rural area) requires a naked tick-check for me, and a tick hunt on the dogs (yes, I use high quality tick repellent on the dogs, but it only helps so much).

    Already I've found a tick in my armpit.

    So very, very icky. Yet another reason to be concerned about global warming.
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    Re: Be prepared for the tick attack!

    I've been telling people around here that it's going to be a parTICKularly bad summer....we had a warmish winter to start off with, and now with the floods, lots of snakes and other insect-eaters were killed.

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    Re: Be prepared for the tick attack!

    Supposed to be bad with Ticks here also...My ex had Lyme thing a few years back...nasty stuff.
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    Re: Be prepared for the tick attack!

    We had a persistent snow pack for five months here so I am hoping they aren't as bad as they were last year. They we're so bad they were killing the moose and spreading a brain parasite the devastated parts of the moose population. I was hiking in New Hampshire last August and had to keep brushing ticks off my legs.

    The Forest Rangers in the White Mountain National Forest had to shoot a Moose that stood in the middle of the Appalachian Trail for several weeks and wouldn't move due to the amount of ticks on it's body. You could walk right up to it.
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    Re: Be prepared for the tick attack!

    These things do happen. Back in California after a short drought it was a crap load of frogs in certain parts,enough that the roads were slick with run over frogs.,then one year it was mice....Cats loved it,humans not so much...I worry more about super storms and effects from climate change for sure. But ticks suck(pun there somewhere)
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    Re: Be prepared for the tick attack!

    Pretty sure we lost a lot of frogs in the flood, too. The creek by my neighborhood was full of them the day before it happened. I mean if I walked by there, it was earsplitting! Young ones trilling like flutes, older ones playing bass. Now it's quiet. And they eat mosquitos, so that's gonna be another issue.

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    Re: Be prepared for the tick attack!

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePaganMafia View Post
    We had a persistent snow pack for five months here so I am hoping they aren't as bad as they were last year. They we're so bad they were killing the moose and spreading a brain parasite the devastated parts of the moose population. I was hiking in New Hampshire last August and had to keep brushing ticks off my legs.

    The Forest Rangers in the White Mountain National Forest had to shoot a Moose that stood in the middle of the Appalachian Trail for several weeks and wouldn't move due to the amount of ticks on it's body. You could walk right up to it.
    Jesus, that's heartbreaking.

    Lyme's is no joke. My father in law had it mimicking symptoms of dementia for years, and now it's presenting a "meat allergy" effect in some people.
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    Re: Be prepared for the tick attack!

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeclemens View Post
    Jesus, that's heartbreaking.

    Lyme's is no joke. My father in law had it mimicking symptoms of dementia for years, and now it's presenting a "meat allergy" effect in some people.
    The meat allergy is a different thing than the lyme issue. Still carried by ticks but not associated with the lyme disease issue from what i've been reading.
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