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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2015, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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Finding and being found?

My wife and i are in our late 60's,so when one of us is naked you try to avoid looking at the other one.It's not interesting anymore,if you know what i mean?
Anyways,I metal detect and go looking fo old homesteads in the woods. 3 years ago my back got really itchey and i had to get her to itch me!Turns out it was a tick,a big one! She tried to pull it out but it popped! I went to the ER and ended up with pills and a shot. They dug the head out of my back.
This year,so far,ticks are worse than ever. I think there are more of them than are little red ants?????
Oh,the tick cost me, with the visit and pills,close to $300. I was using bug spray too.
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Re: Finding and being found?

Permethrin is the only repellant I know of that works . Even then you have to check yourself afterwards just to be sure one didn't get in your hair or beard .
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My wife and i are in our late 60's,so when one of us is naked you try to avoid looking at the other one. It's not interesting anymore, if you know what i mean?
Foreboding. Things to come.

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4X4 i went on a quest for a bug repelent after i got a second tick on the back of my knee!
I get permethrin in big bottles and thin it to .05%. I soak my outdoor clothes with it and let them dry before useing them. I've seen ticks on my orange hunting coat crawling up the sleeve and drop dead!
On my body i use the srongest Deet i can find. It seems to work?

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willyp , there is another thread on here somewhere that the gentleman claims to spray permethrin directly on his skin . I searched Google as he said to , to verify the safety of that practice . What I found in reports was very interesting . Permethrin is used in many TOPICALS for Lice & Scabies at a .05% mixture .
I actually buy the bottle at Tractor Supply that is a 0.20% as per info on the spray bottle . It works exactlly as you say . You may see a tick on your clothes , but it will die and fall off in less than 30 seconds . GREAT STUFF !!!!!!!!!

On the other hand , I won't spray Heavy % Deet on my skin . I've read bad things about Deet on skin . I've started showering with a T-tree oil baced shampoo . Claims to repel insects ?
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