Ticks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Getmow, Jun 5, 2000.

  1. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    Just a word to the wise. Check yourselves daily for tose pesky ticks. They can be more than a pest. I was down about a week with a tick related illness and I am still not 100%. <br> Ticks carry a variety of sickness that can be past on to humans. Lyme's Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Encphylitis to name a few.<br> Remember to check for and carfully remove these parasites. If they are buried and you have to remove, save it in a sealed jar just in case a doctor needs it.
     
  2. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
    Posts: 247

    where in Va, are you located?<br>havent seen a tick in my area No.Va<br>
     
  3. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    pulled one of me last night. i was sick in bed with lyme for a month 2 years ago. Lyme disease is realy bad aroung these partts
     
  4. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    I learn't in the army to check hair,armpits,<br>balls and arse crack for ticks.They are a big problem here.I usually pull 1 or 2 off<br>a day. Remember to pull the head out as well<br>as they can still poison you after you <br>decapitate them.<p>Karl<br>
     
  5. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    I am in Hampton which is between Williamsburg and Va Beach. The infestation is bad here this year because of the mild winter.
     
  6. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    The wifey has been busy lately between checking me and the 4 dogs for ticks. This year is especially bad for dear ticks in Maryland. <p>----------<br>--Disneyland on the Potomac - ICQ [icq]31223414[/icq]<br>www.go-emerald.com
     
  7. bill phagan

    bill phagan Guest
    Posts: 0

    suggest you apply .97% Dursban granular at the appropriate rate and water in thoroughly.
     

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