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 Post subject: First Tick of the Year
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:10 am 
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I flicked off the first tick of the year on Monday. Picked it up at Marshy Point Nature Center on the NE side of Baltimore. I guess I need to start spraying before each trek in the woods. This is, by far, the earliest I've ever gotten one. Of course, I was bush whacking for about 700 feet following deer trails.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:55 am 
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I got my first tick of the year last month either in Fairland or Greenbelt. I went to several parks that day.

I saw my very first snake in the wild last week when we were getting that super old cache at the Morgan Run NEA. D:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:01 am 
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Oh, they are out alright. I pulled one off on March 15 on my way to the WVTim event. I picked it up at a rest area on 70! I found 2 doing CAM on Sunday. Please be careful! I know too many people who have had Lymes and other tick borne illnesses!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:38 am 
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Treat your clothes with SawyersPermethrin . The best stuff I've found.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:42 am 
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What if we don't wear clothes when caching?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:50 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I've already had 5 ticks this year! I seem to pick up at least one every time I go into the woods! ANNNNND I've already had (and recovered from) my first major bout of poison ivy this year! Man, I must realllllllllly love this game! I just keep coming back for more and MORE!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:48 pm 
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OhMelli! PI already??? You need a refresher on how to identify the vines without leaves! I haven't seen a single leaf yet.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:26 pm 
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An April 15th cachepedition in 2012 is when I got the bite that gave me lyme disease. I was in Southern MD then on the Zombie trail. Be careful out there.


Dave, no clothes is no problem but remember Sawyer's needs to dry first before it works so you need to soak yourself, stand still until you air dry and then you are good to go.


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cacheSking wrote:
What if we don't wear clothes when caching?


So much easier to see and remove. Even better with co-ed naked caching!

From Brad Paisley's "Ticks" -

'Cause I'd like to see you out in the moonlight
I'd like to kiss you way back in the sticks
I'd like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
And I'd like to check you for ticks.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:23 am 
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My son an I both got our first tick of the year this past weekend CAMing. I got mine at the Kent CAM and was bitten David got his at the Wye CAM but I grabbed it running up his leg. I am on an antibiotic for 3 weeks then will be tested. First tick bite in my 45 years that reacted like this and now I wait to be tested for Lyme.

I will keep my clothes to protect from the thorns :D

Be Safe out there.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:14 am 
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cacheSking wrote:
OhMelli! PI already??? You need a refresher on how to identify the vines without leaves! I haven't seen a single leaf yet.


YessireeBob! SallySoMd and I went out together a few weeks ago - and we BOTH got it two days later! Mine ended up all over both arms.... :doh:


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