Eastcoast friends, how do we enact the tick holocaust?Do they even have a point on this earth, like bees?Spent a night in the Pin Barrens. Covered my ass in multi-insect spray (which includes ticks), and one spray which was tick specific. Had high socks on and only walked through brush once. Waking up in the morning, I could see the fuckers crawling on the outside of my tent like a fucking horror movie.Had half a dozen or more on me, buddy had like fiffuckingteen.What do we do as a country to end this? It gets worse every year.Why do we need ticks? How do we destroy them?What do you use in defense of tickAIDS?
>>1293245Bring back DDT
>>1293245Stop killing opossums
>>1293245I fucking hate those little blood suckers. I mowed the lawn today, used spray and ended up pulling four off of me that were attached. Damn it.I have no clue what to do but they are a menace! I can't walk in my own yard without finding two or three on me.DEATH TO TICKS! and mosquitoes! also east
>>1293257>mosquitoesThey only itch, I'll live. West Nile doesn't give me paranoia like lymes does
Treat clothes and gear with permethrin, couple sprits of 100% deet on arms and back of neck. Didn't get a tick bite during a full month of camping and trudging through brush.
The complete removal of ticks wouldn’t even drastically affect any food chains, yet our government fucks around in the Middle East instead of doing something about this epidemic
>>1293245You pay your blood tax to the mosquitos and the ticks. There not that bad, just check yourself at night.
>>1293251>>1293291I've said it once and I'll say it again, possums are truly /our marsupial/
>>1293288Maybe tick oil?
>>1293264I'm allergic to them more than most people. A tick bite will swell to the size of a quarter and get very weepy, nasty. Mosquitoes do the same but more like the size of a dime. The affect me like a spider bite. It takes months to heal and leaves a big scar. and that is with using antibiotic, antihistamine creams and oral antihistamines.Kill 'em all!
>>1293452[same guy]i also use a variety of tick and mosquito sprays.
>>1293288>implying you can completely remove ticks
Tick here,Its okay. Just dont worry about it. Be cool, man.
Ticks paralyzed my dog this week, we gave her a ton of meds and she's walking again but yeah fuck them completely
Ticks are why I moved to the west coast and am never going back east
yeah it doesn't really pay to go in the woods without a flame thrower.
>>1293739This is the answer, the northeast is the pit of hell, abort.
>>1293806They have them out here too.
>>1293245When I was 6 years old I was a feral child inawoods. Woke up one night to mom picking at my naked body. Saw her pulling ticks. She counted 51. Surprised I ain’t get lymes. Love Virginia but man I hate them fuckers.
>>1293251Possums are cool as fuck and waay faster than one would expect in an apartment >>1293264Can confirm, GF got rekt by ld to the point that it changed her lifestyle. Still got the fire but she feels like she's walking through mud all the time
>>1293465Pretty sure that happened to my dog a few years back. It was like he had a fucking stroke and I'm amazed he didn't die. Couldn't walk, kept contorting his body, seemed to be blind and i had to hold him up so he could shit. He's square now but I still have no idea wtf that was about
>>1293833shit old dominion represent
>>1293857Depends on the breed. We had two GSPs, from different breeders, who would just throw rods sometimes.
>>1293856That’s terrifying. That kind of thing makes me honestly afraid to go out and I’m not sure if I’m just overreacting or if fear of getting Lyme is legitimate
>>1294041Just take adequate precautions. Wear permethrin treated pants and long sleeve shirts, tuck your socks into your pants, check yourself regularly while on the trail, etc. You may look like a dork but you won't get any tick bites.
>>1293264Don't forget Rocky mountain spotted fever
>>1294062There's also the disease that forces you to become vegetarianhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha-gal_allergy
>>1294371Well, at least you still get to eat cheese and eggs, right?
Why do people worry about lyme disease? The paralysis of Australia, mammal meat allergy of the US and TBE of Europe/Asia is way worse and lacks ANY treatment.>tfw just starting to get vaccinated against TBE
>>1293251I'd breed opossums if I could>>1293452I got bit by a tick on my ass. It's been itchy for 2 months. Not exaggerating. Never thought it could be some allergy
>>1293245in my experience people associate any random bug with ticks.. they may not even have been
>>1293245They are seriously the worst. I got it a little while ago and just finished my antibiotic course, but I still constantly feel half-asleep and can't shake the feeling that keeping my balance is taking more effort than it should. I'm told I may be in for months and even years of this shit. Ticks and feral hogs both need to be fucking exterminated, and nothing of value would be lost.
>walking on road in my Georgia mountain homeland, enjoying the heat and humidity >keep away from grass on side of road cause tickniggers are out and about >still get a tick crawling up my overalls and have to flick it offTicks are just as bad as some yankee transplants round here.