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#1 blue05

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Posted March 15 2016 - 11:24 AM

Just a heads up, I pulled a tick off my son this weekend. We had it tested and it was a lone start tick. Good news is they don't carry Lyme disease but they can trigger an allergy to red meat. Just be careful out there!!

I believe he got from our friends property in Yaphank
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#2 Aquabach

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Posted March 15 2016 - 11:27 AM

Could have gotten it from Barf.

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Posted March 15 2016 - 11:36 AM

Just a heads up, I pulled a tick off my son this weekend. We had it tested and it was a lone start tick. Good news is they don't carry Lyme disease but they can trigger an allergy to red meat. Just be careful out there!!

I believe he got from our friends property in Yaphank


They never went away out near me this year. The warm days throughout the winter kept waking them up. I pulled one off me the day after Christmas. Watch out for leaf piles, that's the most common way to get them right now.
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Posted March 15 2016 - 11:42 AM

Have a flock of these roaming around your property. They LOVE them some ticks! And they are fun to watch!

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#5 357Guy

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Posted March 15 2016 - 11:56 AM

Watch your dogs as well...http://www.petmd.com...dg_lyme_disease

Here is a good / safe chewable for dogs provides 12 weeks of protection against Flea & Tick...http://www.mypet.com...s-bravecto.aspx

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#6 rubbermittens

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Posted March 15 2016 - 01:03 PM

I find it very interesting that the tick problem is so bad here on LI but yet the woods is filled with Jack O ffs going for hikes and other nonsense. Put it this way, If I pull a tick off of me going 30 mph on my dirt bike in full gear thru the woods, I can only imagine what happens to people who walk in it

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Posted March 15 2016 - 01:07 PM

My daughter took my dog to a park in Stony Brook, came home, had a tick starting to eat its way into her rib cage. Have no idea how it got there. hahahaha

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Posted March 15 2016 - 01:09 PM

Warm winter = tick nightmare. And mosquitoes too.
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Posted March 15 2016 - 01:31 PM

I find it very interesting that the tick problem is so bad here on LI but yet the woods is filled with Jack O ffs going for hikes and other nonsense. Put it this way, If I pull a tick off of me going 30 mph on my dirt bike in full gear thru the woods, I can only imagine what happens to people who walk in it

Hiking is one of my favorite activities. I won't do it on LI. I once came out with over 3 dozen ticks on me. I can go to PA or upstate and spend 3 days in the woods without getting one.
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Posted March 15 2016 - 02:17 PM

Permethrin.

Soak you clothes it in . Let them dry. No tick problem for weeks.
They even have embedded clothing that lasts 70 wash cycles.
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Posted March 15 2016 - 02:29 PM

Permethrin.

Soak you clothes it in . Let them dry. No tick problem for weeks.
They even have embedded clothing that lasts 70 wash cycles.


Cool. Thanks! Looks like Dick's (gasp!) carries it.

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Posted March 15 2016 - 02:49 PM

cheaper with Amazon Prime.
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#13 Aquabach

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Posted March 15 2016 - 02:56 PM

Cool. Thanks! Looks like Dick's (gasp!) carries it.

Walmart has a very good price on it $9.97

http://www.walmart.c...d-Gear/19887389

I used to get it from Amazon for $13.99

last 6 weeks or 6 washes.
I use it on my hunting clothes. Spray it, put it in a garbage bag so it soaks throughover night, then hang it to dry. If I don't use the garments for awhile i put it back in the bag.
Spray socks and boots especially.
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#14 toothpuller

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Posted March 15 2016 - 03:19 PM

Last summer (July) my wife and I did an 11 mile hike at Mashomack on Shelter Island. Incidentally this is where Burgdorferi first isolated the spirochete that causes lyme disease. The ticks are legendary in this preserve. We sprayed out shoes and socks with Permethrin and our legs with Picaridin and DEET. We didn't pick up any ticks but other hikers did.

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Posted March 15 2016 - 03:28 PM

My daughter took my dog to a park in Stony Brook, came home, had a tick starting to eat its way into her rib cage. Have no idea how it got there. hahahaha

Ticks can go airborne . On windy days walking along knee high brush 3 -4 ' away you can have ticks land on you. They will try to attach themselves to any host while in the air . No they don't fly and no they don't have wings.

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Posted March 16 2016 - 10:02 AM

Walmart has a very good price on it $9.97

http://www.walmart.c...d-Gear/19887389

I used to get it from Amazon for $13.99

last 6 weeks or 6 washes.
I use it on my hunting clothes. Spray it, put it in a garbage bag so it soaks throughover night, then hang it to dry. If I don't use the garments for awhile i put it back in the bag.
Spray socks and boots especially.

Thats the tiny bottle in that Walmart ad, half the size of the spray bottle I got through Amazon. I guess they have to make up their overhead when paying the greeters fifteen an hour !
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#17 Aquabach

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Posted March 16 2016 - 10:21 AM

Thats the tiny bottle in that Walmart ad, half the size of the spray bottle I got through Amazon. I guess they have to make up their overhead when paying the greeters fifteen an hour !

I think you're right. Amazon has the 24 oz bottle for $14.99
They also have the 12 oz for $13.00 weird.
Walmart does not say the size (STUPID) but the bottle looks like the small one, the 12 oz size.

Or you can buy the double pack of 24 oz on Amazon for $38!
http://www.amazon.co...h?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Then again, I think I'd order 2 of the 24 oz separately for $29.98!
crazy what these guys do. May be it's shipping savings. I have prime so it doesn't matter.

Edited by Aquabach, March 16 2016 - 10:25 AM.


#18 jetfan1616

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Posted March 16 2016 - 10:48 AM

I think you're right. Amazon has the 24 oz bottle for $14.99
They also have the 12 oz for $13.00 weird.
Walmart does not say the size (STUPID) but the bottle looks like the small one, the 12 oz size.

Or you can buy the double pack of 24 oz on Amazon for $38!
http://www.amazon.co...h?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Then again, I think I'd order 2 of the 24 oz separately for $29.98!
crazy what these guys do. May be it's shipping savings. I have prime so it doesn't matter.


Not sold by Amazon, that's why there's a price difference. Sold by hydra select and shipped by amazon.

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Posted March 16 2016 - 12:06 PM

Have a flock of these roaming around your property. They LOVE them some ticks! And they are fun to watch!

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Yea my neighbor had a flock of them....what a major PITA. All over my place pooping like geese,making noise like Peacocks,landing on everything including the roof.......sheet was falling from the skies.

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Posted March 16 2016 - 12:11 PM

Yea my neighbor had a flock of them....what a major PITA. All over my place pooping like geese,making noise like Peacocks,landing on everything including the roof.......sheet was falling from the skies.


HAHA! Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the noise. My landlord had them and they roamed here and there, but never far from the property. They reminded me of the instant martians grown by Marvin the Martian.





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