I seem to have more ticks than usual this year. Someone told me you could use a dog flea and tick collar around your ankles to eliminate the problem.What do y`all think of this? Has anyone ever tried this?
Not a good idea unless you don't mind the insecticide getting into your
body. Long pants with tight fit around ankles and maybe a touch of DEET
should solve your problem. Avoid brushing against vegetation as that is
how the ticks get on you by climbing it and waiting for you.
Unlike people, dogs and cats don't sweat much. Exposing a flea collar to
your sweat may cause it to release a lot of "active ingredients" over a
short time into the area under the collar. This is often not good.
Wearing flea collars is a "folk medicine" but it does result in rashes in
some people. The military forbids wearing flea collars, Don't know if that
applies to our K9 troopers.
This item or even rubber bands would largely solve the tick problem.
Camo pants I bow hunt in have drawstrings in the cuffs. I never have a
tick problem but have seen ticks on the outside of the pants.
With deer ticks and Lyme disease that I worry about, I always shower at
the end of the day. They say it takes a while for these ticks to find a
place to bite and shower would wash them off.
Ticks would be more successful if they didn't feel the need to crawl all
over you looking for just the right place. I've had mixed success with
showering. We have the Rocky Mountain wood tick variant which is larger than
the eastern deer ticks so they aren't too stealthy.
We've got both and behavior is different. The large ticks will bite
faster and stay on you. Deer ticks apparently take more time to find
the spot they want and are off after biting you. They are pretty small
and hard to spot but I've seen them crawling on me when sitting in a
deer stand. Far as I know, I've never been bitten but I know at least a
dozen people that have gotten Lyme's disease and some spend practically
no time outside.
Once had what I thought was the bulls eye rash but doctor said it was a
chigger bite. I was tested, negative, but given antibiotics anyway.
This due to slimy professionals on the Infectious Diseases Society of
America (IDSA), the in-the-pocket ppl who set the treatment guidlines
for treating lyme disease. Most are connected, financially, in some
way to entities that have a vested interest in denying long term lyme
Basically, it borders on criminal behavior and ppl are dying from it.
Watch this mega scary documentary, Under Our Skin.
The smarmy politics behind the disease are more reprehensible than the
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