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(EurekAlert)   National tick surveillance survey identifies gaps to be filled. It must have been a nightmare getting into all those dogs' ears and bears' butts   (eurekalert.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Tick, Lyme disease, Epidemiology, Health care, control of ticks, Ixodes scapularis, better surveillance, program manager of the Northeast Regional Center  
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2020-06-17 4:48:35 PM  
SPOOOOOOOOONNNNN!!
 
2020-06-17 6:40:45 PM  
More serious business than it sounds like, and the part about picking them off of animals isn't so far from wrong.  Ticks carry/transfer all kinds of shiat, and the little bastards are pretty much everywhere there's an uncontrolled animal population to support them.  They've got as much potential to raise hell as mosquitoes if they're not controlled.

/don't think it's all good if you live in a city either
//ticks are fine with rats
///one of the "yeah that too" reasons we engage in rat control measures
 
2020-06-17 7:50:20 PM  
Everyone get a possum or three. Problem solved.
 
2020-06-17 7:55:55 PM  
My dogs get deer ticks all through the spring, I got one in my arm a couple of weeks back, yanked that lil bastard out sharpish... I carry a tick tool with me at all times on my keys just in case
 
2020-06-17 8:18:38 PM  

UberDave: SPOOOOOOOOONNNNN!!


Oooh, shiny!
 
2020-06-17 8:55:45 PM  

PoweredByIrony: Everyone get a possum or three. Problem solved.


How many Opossums is that?

/or are possums measured in Rhode Islands?
//but really, do possums eat ticks or something?
 
2020-06-17 9:34:43 PM  
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2020-06-17 9:55:32 PM  

zeronewbury: PoweredByIrony: Everyone get a possum or three. Problem solved.

How many Opossums is that?

/or are possums measured in Rhode Islands?
//but really, do possums eat ticks or something?


they do- ticks are like candy to possums-
 
2020-06-17 9:58:59 PM  

elvisaintdead: zeronewbury: PoweredByIrony: Everyone get a possum or three. Problem solved.

How many Opossums is that?

/or are possums measured in Rhode Islands?
//but really, do possums eat ticks or something?

they do- ticks are like candy to possums-


They are hideous, but useful, beasts.
 
2020-06-18 9:15:29 AM  

PoweredByIrony: Everyone get a possum or three. Problem solved.


I've been kicking around the idea of converting a swing set into a chicken coop and getting a half dozen chickens to take care of the ticks (and ants) around my yard. Fresh, free range eggs are a bonus.
 
2020-06-18 10:06:53 AM  

amindtat: PoweredByIrony: Everyone get a possum or three. Problem solved.

I've been kicking around the idea of converting a swing set into a chicken coop and getting a half dozen chickens to take care of the ticks (and ants) around my yard. Fresh, free range eggs are a bonus.


I'm not an expert on chicken recreation but... I don't think chickens like swings.

I mean. Maybe?
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2020-06-18 12:03:58 PM  

amindtat: PoweredByIrony: Everyone get a possum or three. Problem solved.

I've been kicking around the idea of converting a swing set into a chicken coop and getting a half dozen chickens to take care of the ticks (and ants) around my yard. Fresh, free range eggs are a bonus.


Chickens solved most of my tick problems
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my girls cleared this jungle right out of bugs and most of the greenery too... Need to get some more tho as my yard is fairly huge and this is just a small section
 
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