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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Tick infestation Reply with quote

Gorge west.

Anybody else with tick stories?
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mchaco1



Joined: 08 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

perfect... at least they arent fleas
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kmf



Joined: 02 Apr 2001
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife got bit by one last week, she got it in our yard here in Underwood. The bite area blew up and got big and red, with the "bulls eye" look. She ran to the doctor and is now on a broad spectrum anti-bug drug.

Don't fool around with those things, Lyme's disease is no laughing matter.

KMF
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WMP



Joined: 30 May 2000
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They don't like the smell of a body with garlic, so they don't eat me.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5551989_make-garlic-tick-repellent.html

Also, garlic provides mercury and other heavy metal detoxification we are all exposed to in the Columbia River.
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We saw a tick epidemic at Doug's West many years ago; I doubt ticks know Doug's West from Doug's.

Think about it; how often do we sit on the ground in our shorts while rigging?
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scottwerden



Joined: 11 Jul 1999
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife yanked one out of my scalp a week ago. And I am constantly plucking them off my dog.

A couple of years ago my dog got extremely sick and it turned out to be Lyme disease. She lost 10+ pounds (out of 60), and was almost paralyzed. Cost a fortune to get it figured out but the cure was very easy - 30 days of Doxycycline and she was fine. Good news is she is now immune.

And no, I don't take my dog sailing with me so she ain't free-poopin about.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scottwerden wrote:
the cure was very easy - 30 days of Doxycycline and she was fine.

That's if caught early enough. Diagnosed and treated too late, and we're screwed.
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