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Old 05-11-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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Public Service Announcement

Tics are out.
Even on a cool rainy day like today. I must have squished 40 of them, most on my socks and shins. And it's not like I was out hiking through the woods. I'm in a fairly civilized subdivision, was just doing a little mowing and pruning.
Almost all of them were the tiny little bastard size. I expect in the morning I'll find one I missed.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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Here too. Picked two off of me yesterday. Shame the cicadas don't eat them.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:15 PM   #3
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I'm going to dread riding when those cicadas start to emerge. Those bastards are going to hurt.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:16 PM   #4
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Falling from the trees like rain here.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:46 PM   #5
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I. Hate. Fn. Ticks.

I worked at a Scout camp in east Texas for four summers. We have several guys get tick fever (RMS fever), but that was before Lyme or West Nile (mosquitoes were endemic, too.)

Maybe Klim and Gore should come out with tick-resistant riding apparel. Maybe some of that Columbia insecticide-laden clothing underneath.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:14 AM   #6
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double it back around your hand and use the sticky side to pull off the little bastids!

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