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Serious note about Ticks, the insect

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L'amour Sauvage
Underworld Group
#1 - 2012-05-03 04:26:36 UTC
All should be checking themselves for Ticks.
In my area, neighbors been reminding each for past 2 months, because it looked like the this year was different.

Been pulling out many more ticks than years past and seems, like w/ other stuff, species type shifting areas or new types around.

The Tick disease's are pretty fuckin' bad if takes hold so check yourselves, remind others as you would a loved one to drive safe or "seatbelt".

They vary in size from obvious to looking like a speck of dirt/debris/mole. Some you'll never know are there, some you WILL feel a bite. So before you rip/scratch at bites, inspect the area.
It's hard to not scratch first, but some of these small ass one's have felt like a bee sting.

P.S. - If your RL job is biology stuff:
Priority 1- Healing/developing the better boob.
" " 2- Better Tick/mosquito/chigger repellant/cure stuff FFS
Bane Necran
Appono Astos
#2 - 2012-05-03 04:44:04 UTC
I'm skeptical that boobs could possibly be better.

"In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness." ~Miyamoto Musashi

Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#3 - 2012-05-03 05:47:50 UTC
My dog usually ends up with a couple each year. Nasty little things. I absolutely hate pulling them out. I get the creeps just thinking about them.

It's always good to do a check anytime after you have been running through any foliage. They prefer warm and humid so for everyone that has been noting extra heat lately there is a good chance you'll see more of them this year.

Now I'm all itchy.

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Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2012-05-03 06:25:49 UTC
Ticks aren't insects

"Little ginger moron" ~David Hasselhoff 

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Telegram Sam
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2012-05-03 13:53:56 UTC
My dog's vet says Frontline doesn't work for fleas and ticks anymore. It doesn't bother the latest generations of those vermin. Then again, that could just be his way to stick us with a huge bill for the new, cutting edge medicine. I wouldn't put it past him.
Louis deGuerre
The Dark Tribe
#6 - 2012-05-03 15:25:33 UTC
There was this island of the coast of Norway where they killed all the animals because they were suffering horribly being infested by hundreds and hundreds of huge ticks. Yeah. I'm never leaving this city again. At least not without a flamethrower.
Flex Mustang
Vodka and Vice
#7 - 2012-05-03 21:01:08 UTC
After nine days of turkey hunting, I think I pulled 6 or 7 off of me (not all at once, thankfully).

Hate those damn things.

DEET doesn't do jack **** and permithrin smells terrible and to be honest, is a bit too dangerous even when applied only to clothing as directed.
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2012-05-03 22:54:55 UTC
Flex Mustang wrote:
After nine days of turkey hunting, I think I pulled 6 or 7 off of me (not all at once, thankfully).

Hate those damn things.

DEET doesn't do jack **** and permithrin smells terrible and to be honest, is a bit too dangerous even when applied only to clothing as directed.


I eat DEET and then go boar hunting with my knife Cool

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Istvaan Shogaatsu
Guiding Hand Social Club
#9 - 2012-05-04 01:42:10 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Flex Mustang wrote:
After nine days of turkey hunting, I think I pulled 6 or 7 off of me (not all at once, thankfully).

Hate those damn things.

DEET doesn't do jack **** and permithrin smells terrible and to be honest, is a bit too dangerous even when applied only to clothing as directed.


I eat DEET and then go boar hunting with my knife Cool


Enjoy keeping track of your sperm count with an abacus.
Culmen
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#10 - 2012-05-04 01:54:01 UTC
Ticks can carry Lymes Disease,
and thats good enough reason to check for them,

Heres a quote explaining why.

"No less arresting is Lyme disease, which comes from the bite of a tiny deer tick. If undetected, it can lie dormant in the human body for years before erupting in a positive fiesta of maladies. This is a disease for the person who wants to experience it all. The symptoms include, but are not limited to, headaches, fatigue, fever, chills, shortness of breath, dizziness, shooting pains in the extremities, cardiac irregularities, facial paralysis, muscle spasms, severe mental impairment, loss of control of body functions, and--hardly surprising, really-- chronic depression."

There is a fine line between a post and a signature.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2012-05-04 02:25:51 UTC
Istvaan Shogaatsu wrote:
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Flex Mustang wrote:
After nine days of turkey hunting, I think I pulled 6 or 7 off of me (not all at once, thankfully).

Hate those damn things.

DEET doesn't do jack **** and permithrin smells terrible and to be honest, is a bit too dangerous even when applied only to clothing as directed.


I eat DEET and then go boar hunting with my knife Cool


Enjoy keeping track of your sperm count with an abacus.


After a quick trip to google I have surmised that you can't count sperm with an abacus Big smile

"Little ginger moron" ~David Hasselhoff 

Want to see what Surf is training or how little isk Surf has?  http://eveboard.com/pilot/Surfin%27s_PlunderBunny

Pr1ncess Alia
Doomheim
#12 - 2012-05-04 03:46:53 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Istvaan Shogaatsu wrote:
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Flex Mustang wrote:
After nine days of turkey hunting, I think I pulled 6 or 7 off of me (not all at once, thankfully).

Hate those damn things.

DEET doesn't do jack **** and permithrin smells terrible and to be honest, is a bit too dangerous even when applied only to clothing as directed.


I eat DEET and then go boar hunting with my knife Cool


Enjoy keeping track of your sperm count with an abacus.


After a quick trip to google I have surmised that you can't count sperm with an abacus Big smile


Well, if you eat DEET, now you can.

Everyone else probably not

I hate ticks. And they are especially bad this year in my area (NE USA).

-Old school combat boots with no entry points except the top
-pants tucked into boots, boot laces wrapped around ankle and then tied just tight enough not to be a tourniquet
-tucked in shirt with tight belt
-rolled up long sleeves, also tight (you may notice a theme here)
-hope to god one doesn't attempt death-from-above approach

you'll be hot as hell because the clothes won't breathe well, so drink lots of water

full body inspection at end of day. clothes come off only the moment before you step into the shower
check everywhere, especially underneath/around gentlemen bits if you have em, and arm pits

never had a tick, never plan on having one either
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2012-05-04 05:48:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
Pr1ncess Alia wrote:
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Istvaan Shogaatsu wrote:
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Flex Mustang wrote:
After nine days of turkey hunting, I think I pulled 6 or 7 off of me (not all at once, thankfully).

Hate those damn things.

DEET doesn't do jack **** and permithrin smells terrible and to be honest, is a bit too dangerous even when applied only to clothing as directed.


I eat DEET and then go boar hunting with my knife Cool


Enjoy keeping track of your sperm count with an abacus.


After a quick trip to google I have surmised that you can't count sperm with an abacus Big smile


Well, if you eat DEET, now you can.

Everyone else probably not

I hate ticks. And they are especially bad this year in my area (NE USA).

-Old school combat boots with no entry points except the top
-pants tucked into boots, boot laces wrapped around ankle and then tied just tight enough not to be a tourniquet
-tucked in shirt with tight belt
-rolled up long sleeves, also tight (you may notice a theme here)
-hope to god one doesn't attempt death-from-above approach

you'll be hot as hell because the clothes won't breathe well, so drink lots of water

full body inspection at end of day. clothes come off only the moment before you step into the shower
check everywhere, especially underneath/around gentlemen bits if you have em, and arm pits

never had a tick, never plan on having one either


Ticks like any crevices, so check all yer crevices Blink

Tip I picked up in the USMC and also works against chiggers is, unmanly as it is but it works so men wear it under pants and boots so no one can see and mock you endlessly for it, pantyhose!


Also not fishnets P

"Little ginger moron" ~David Hasselhoff 

Want to see what Surf is training or how little isk Surf has?  http://eveboard.com/pilot/Surfin%27s_PlunderBunny

Telegram Sam
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2012-05-04 15:02:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Telegram Sam
Ticks used to be hell in the more humid parts of Texas. But then fire ants invaded from Mexico and ate them all. No more ticks, but now you have tiny ants everywhere that both bite and sting and leave blisters. The fire ants also ate all of the red ants, which in turn caused the horned lizards ("horny toads") about go extinct. Ticks or fire ants-- kind of a hard call.

Monty Python, "All Things Dull and Ugly"
All things dull and ugly,
All creatures short and squat,
All things rude and nasty,
The Lord God made the lot.
Each little snake that poisons,
Each little wasp that stings,
He made their brutish venom.
He made their horrid wings.

All things sick and cancerous,
All evil great and small,
All things foul and dangerous,
The Lord God made them all.

Each nasty little hornet,
Each beastly little squid--
Who made the spikey urchin?
Who made the sharks? He did!

All things scabbed and ulcerous,
All pox both great and small,
Putrid, foul and gangrenous,
The Lord God made them all.

Amen.
Smile
Sandslinger
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2012-05-07 09:06:04 UTC
Had ticks so many times It's way beyond funny. Every time I go camping i get **** drunk and decide to go for midnight wanders throughout the bushgrass.

Couple of more tips

Do NOT remove them by putting vaseline or anything else on them to choke them.

This is a old wifes tale and does WAY more damage then good. If the tick is infected with any disease choking them (which is what applying vaseline/cream or anything will actually make them regurgitate their stomach contents into your bloodstream before loosening their bite which increases the chance of catching infection from them.

Can google how to remove them with a pair of tweezers (special ones for the purpose is best as regular ones will also make you squeeze their innards into the bitewound by squeezing the main body

Once removed stick em in a food bag and then in the freezer, reason being that if you do develop some sort of infection then you can take the bag to the hospital and they can test the actual tick to narrow down what infections it was carrying.

At one point I had 10 ticks in my freezer lol
MotherMoon
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2012-05-07 09:49:05 UTC
my mom got a really nasty version of lime disease. She was sick pretty much my whole childhood. 8 years sick, 4 years in bed 4 days out of the week. nasty stuff, check yourself.

http://dl.eve-files.com/media/1206/scimi.jpg

Abyss Azizora
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#17 - 2012-05-07 14:01:33 UTC
For your viewing pleasure tonight's movie will be Ticks
SpaceSquirrels
#18 - 2012-05-07 14:06:12 UTC
Ha find this funny as I went out shooting yesterday and had to full on dawn the pants tucked into shoes, shirt tucked in collar up, Deet all over. Buggers were all over.

I think it might be easier just to frontline myself instead and leave the dog inside. One nice thing about living in the desert cactus stick you not ticks.