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    Yea! Lyme disease for everyone!

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    Nasty creatures! Had a few on me and the dog after hiking the in the last month. Once you find one on yourself it feels like they are crawling all over you. Do tick checks after spending time in the woods so you can remove them before they transmit lymes disease. There is a lyme disease vaccination and Nexguard for dogs. Nexguard works great for my dog agaisnt fleas and ticks, once they bite they die.

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    I pulled 2 off my abdomen the other day. Had a heck of a reaction to them. My entire core got really tender itched like crazy back shoulders and neck got really stiff. Never had a reaction like that seems to be clearing up. Still super itchy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitsettd8 View Post
    I pulled 2 off my abdomen the other day. Had a heck of a reaction to them. My entire core got really tender itched like crazy back shoulders and neck got really stiff. Never had a reaction like that seems to be clearing up. Still super itchy

    You might want to read up on the symptoms of Lyme disease and be familiar with them. My husband was complaining of feeling rather flu like a couple of years ago on a nice, warm day. We spend a fair amount of time outside and are surrounded by woods. I made him go get bloodwork done and the titers for Lyme disease were elevated. The doctor put him on some meds and the symptoms went away and have not returned. If caught early, it can be treated successfully. If ignored, it can be pretty serious.

    I keep seeing posts on Facebook about opossum eating ticks. Googled it and it appears to be true so I guess we will now allow them to live. I no longer have poultry for them to kill so I have no reason to eliminate them anymore. More than one article I read said that a single opossum can eat thousands of ticks each week.

    https://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazin.../Opossums.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitsettd8 View Post
    I pulled 2 off my abdomen the other day. Had a heck of a reaction to them. My entire core got really tender itched like crazy back shoulders and neck got really stiff. Never had a reaction like that seems to be clearing up. Still super itchy
    Might want to get that checked out. Tick borne diseases can mess you up. Even if it turns out to be nothing better safe than sorry.

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    I found a small tick on one of our cats last Friday. She'd just came from the woods near our house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom45 View Post
    You might want to read up on the symptoms of Lyme disease and be familiar with them. My husband was complaining of feeling rather flu like a couple of years ago on a nice, warm day. We spend a fair amount of time outside and are surrounded by woods. I made him go get bloodwork done and the titers for Lyme disease were elevated. The doctor put him on some meds and the symptoms went away and have not returned. If caught early, it can be treated successfully. If ignored, it can be pretty serious.

    I keep seeing posts on Facebook about opossum eating ticks. Googled it and it appears to be true so I guess we will now allow them to live. I no longer have poultry for them to kill so I have no reason to eliminate them anymore. More than one article I read said that a single opossum can eat thousands of ticks each week.

    https://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazin.../Opossums.aspx
    i have been fighting something for a month......legs arms everything very stiff no energy.......found one dug in on my side first of march.....no rash or anything just feel like ****!!!!

    i'll be getting a appointment this week......

    so nasty opossums like ticks?......this is going to save many of there lives on my place........now i have to talk the dog into not attacking them....
    "I got a shotgun,rifle and 4 wheel drive and country boy can survive!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghitch75 View Post
    i have been fighting something for a month......legs arms everything very stiff no energy.......found one dug in on my side first of march.....no rash or anything just feel like ****!!!!

    i'll be getting a appointment this week......

    so nasty opossums like ticks?......this is going to save many of there lives on my place........now i have to talk the dog into not attacking them....
    When my husband had the symptoms, he had not had any recent tick bites that we were aware of and never saw a bullseye rash anywhere. It's possible he had one in his scalp or something that dropped off though. It's worth a blood test to get checked out. I had no idea that opossums were good for anything other than cleaning up roadkill. I used to have guinea fowl for tick control, but the coons, fox and coyotes have eliminated all of those.
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    Pulled one out of my 3 y/o sons head today. Vile little bugs for sure.
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    We've had ticks here this year also, along with a mosquito or 2 already


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