Tick time again, the blighters are back ! (1 Viewer)

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Ridgeway

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Started with the first Ticks since end of last week and found a few on the woofers over the weekend. Too early for a full deluge but the herds of ticks are coming, i can hear them marching through the forest😂

Still too dry (and cold) for the population to explode but it won’t be long !

So keep your eyes out for the little blighters on your woofers when out and about.
 
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We must be lucky as our 2 Jacks are 15 now and they have only ever had 1 tick each..
They go for walks every day and over the last few years we have had numerous trips into Europe May and September probably 8-9 different countries and not seen one.
They do like a good run around and always have their noses is something😁😁

Mrs CC treats them with Nexguard…..
 
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Ridgeway

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We must be lucky as our 2 Jacks are 15 now and they have only ever had 1 tick each..
They go for walks every day and over the last few years we have had numerous trips into Europe May and September probably 8-9 different countries and not seen one.
They do like a good run around and always have their noses is something😁😁

Mrs CC treats them with Nexguard…..

We’ll be breaking out the Bravecto next week, that’ll keep them at bay for 6 months👍🏻
 

Rogerdodgew

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Hi
One of my main interests is wildlife photography.
Every year I make a point of visiting a site on Exmoor (only 15 miles from home) to photograph the Heath Fritillary butterflies. They have a propensity for hanging about in bracken slopes - as do ticks.
My wife removes the ticks from me when I get home.
My record is 13, some in places only my doctor and wife have seen.......
Removal must be with the small plastic "claw hammer" implement, and a gentle anti clockwise twist.
Tweezers, vaseline, alcohol, or any other method causes the little beast to empty it's stomach contents into your bloodstream. Risk then of Lymes disease - very nasty.

Roger

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Ridgeway

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Hi
One of my main interests is wildlife photography.
Every year I make a point of visiting a site on Exmoor (only 15 miles from home) to photograph the Heath Fritillary butterflies. They have a propensity for hanging about in bracken slopes - as do ticks.
My wife removes the ticks from me when I get home.
My record is 13, some in places only my doctor and wife have seen.......
Removal must be with the small plastic "claw hammer" implement, and a gentle anti clockwise twist.
Tweezers, vaseline, alcohol, or any other method causes the little beast to empty it's stomach contents into your bloodstream. Risk then of Lymes disease - very nasty.

Roger

Certainly worth having the Lymes vaccine shot as you’re high risk in that sense. Here anyone that works in the forest has it as standard practice.

But I bet it’s all worth it. As my father in law was an avid lepidoptorist I often went on walks with him searching out food plants for his caterpillars.

It might also be worth looking at some natural repellant like thyme, lemongrass etc. it does work but you need to apply it often
 

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