Moderators SeaDawg Posted September 11, 2020 Moderators Share Posted September 11, 2020 (edited) 3 hours ago, John E Davies said: Whenever I see horses and also know that there are bear, moose, deer and free range cattle around, I think TICKS. Is that a problem this time of year? I know you know mitigation measures, John, but I'll put it out here for new campers in our group, who may be more accustomed to urban environments. Decades ago, ticks were pretty much just an annoyance. Now, with diseases carried, we're all more careful. What I do: Long pants. Tucked into hiking socks. Spray clothing (not my skin) with deet, if it's season. Long sleeves. Tuck in your shirt. Stay out of long grass, and shrub when possible. Light colored clothing makes it easier to see the critters. A forester years ago told me khaki color is best. Shower daily. Ticks usually wander awhile before they find a sweet spot. A scrubbing shower will usually dislodge unattached wanderers. Check dogs frequently. Comb them. Medicate ahead if time. They're susceptible to Lyme disease, too. Though not likely, ticks can wander from them, to you. If you do find a tick, remove it carefully, properly, and promptly. You can keep it in a jar or zip lock for analysis later. In my years if camping and hiking, I've had some ticks attach, even being careful. Three on my dogs. Even if you're careful, it can happen. Not to panic. Not every tick is a disease carrier. But, it's best to limit exposure. I probably missed some ideas. Add away. Sherry Edited September 11, 2020 by SeaDawg Add photo 2 1 2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4 2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12 Florida and Western North Carolina, or wherever the truck goes.... 400 watts solar. Dc compressor fridge. No inverter. 2 x 105 ah agm batteries . Life is good. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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