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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-19-2019, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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I pulled the last of my cams and drip bags this AM. I figured I better get them in before the orange army commences the slaughter. When I was driving back I noticed not 1 but 2 ticks on my pants! Iím not an entomologist but Iím 99% sure they were deer ticks too. So the threat isnít quite over for the winter yet.

Crazy they survived after a cold snap that had night time temps in the upper teens and we had about 1/4/- 1/2Ē of snow!
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-19-2019, 09:37 PM
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interesting information thanks for posting
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-19-2019, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Good link thanks! I never knew that ticks, depending on specie, become more active in colder weather.
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In my area they're active well through rifle season. My Dad shot a buck 2 years ago that was covered in them.

Cold doesn't slow them down, but in my area they do seem to be most active during Oct-Dec and again in March-May
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The worst tick infestation I ever came across was one morning shed hunting in negative temperatures. Probably february or march. We brushed hundreds and hundreds off us when going through golden rod fields.

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Permethrin. Use it.

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I flicked two off me while sitting at the base of a tree waiting for my dad to get out of the woods last week... It was sub 30 degrees. I also thought a freeze killed them off until spring thaw.
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Permethrin. Use it.
They say when the world comes to an end 2 things will be left. Cockroaches and coyotes. I'll add a third - Ticks.

Like dpms said use the spray it works. I'ts cheap and a lot cheaper than lyme disease.
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I was bit after turkey hunting this past May and was diagnosed with Lyme. I went through the antibiotic regimen and thankfully I haven’t had any symptoms since. I never even knew the ti was but until I developed a rash and started having stiff and painful joints and flu like symptoms...

It’s nothing to joke around about...
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