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Discussion: Ticks?

in: Sandy; Sandy > 2019-04-20

Apr 20, 2019 7:28 PM # 
How were they? We've always encountered a ton of them at Batsto/Wharton.
Apr 20, 2019 9:41 PM # 
You crushed me. I succumbed to the Jersey Devil wandering mode...

Nice job!
Apr 21, 2019 1:49 AM # 
I recently sent my orienteering clothes to Insect Shield and had them treated. Don't know if that was why, but I didn't find a single tick after today's outing and that is definitely unusual for Batsto.

Sorry I missed you Ann. I had to book it out of there to meet my son Scott and his wife for dinner and a movie. That was a nice treat.
Apr 21, 2019 2:04 AM # 
Oh, and I didn't "crush" you. My official time is a couple minutes longer than this. I forgot to start my watch right at the beginning.
Apr 21, 2019 11:35 AM # 
Maybe a sign of a lighter tick year :)
Apr 21, 2019 1:49 PM # 
When we were standing and talking, Kathy saw one on Corinne. Dog tick, attached. That was the only one I heard of. I didn't have any, but I usually don't get them for some reason.
Apr 21, 2019 2:33 PM # 
I wonder if the fire had an effect on them in that part of the forest, or their carriers the mice and deer? I'm sure they'll be back eventually.

I didn't have any either. I've had fewer since I had Lyme in 2002; I've always wondered if that throws them off or if I'm just lucky.

Sandy, you did great out there! Route Gadget has your time as 1:12:46. We saw your car.
Apr 25, 2019 12:44 AM # 
Tom O:
The Jersey Devil got the best of me too. But I agree with your assessment Sandy that the woods were absolutely delightful.

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