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Greenhorn
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Just curious how some of you deal with the plague of deer ticks. In some area's up here in Mn. I can follow a deer trail for 20 minutes and get 30 of the little buggers. When overnight trekking-hunting in the fall I'm thinking spraying outer cloths with deet ( would this damage leather) and if making a bed of leaves for the evening, spraying the heck out of that too. How do you all handle the mini menace.
 
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I highly recommend permethrin. Spray your clothes well and let them dry. You'll be tick free for weeks or months. Exposed skin can be treated with DEET. I've been in the woods in the spring, summer and fall with nary a tick; the stuff works! I went online and bought a bottle of the concentrate. with that I made a gallon of double strength spray and only used maybe a half ounce of the concentrate. But even a regular can of permethrin spray works as good. DEET is not nearly as effective as permethrin at repelling ticks.


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Permethrin products was what was recommended to me when I lived on Connecticut a few years ago. I lived in Old Saybrook, which was about 15 or so miles from Lyme, CT and that's where Lyme Disease was first diagnosed. There were deer ticks up there OTA!!!!!


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Ticks were bad around here this past spring. They seem to be a bit more scarce now.
I'm not too concerned about ticks. I don't do anything special about them. I spray myself with Deep Woods Off, that contains DEET, and I check myself now and then and pick them off whenever I find one.
What bothers me more than ticks is poison ivy. Dang stuff grows all over down here!


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Ticks that bad..I'd hunt somewhere else..not worth getting sick over..
 
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There really aren't any places to go unless you want to hang out with everyone in a state park. Much of the public land in several counties have been put on the No Tree Left Behind program,(that's what I call It anyhow) To provide jobs for the loggers and a few companies and mostly to fund the counties, that have been clearcutting for a good 20 years now and everything comes back in Poppal and brush. The price was high for a while so many landowners got into logging off their land too. With all the old forest removed and brush and popple taking over, now we have a huge problem with deer ticks and Lyme disease.
 
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Rancocas, I'm afraid I don't know a repellent spray for poison ivy. Big Grin


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I do... is called Napalm! Kinda sorta works fer kudzu too hehehe


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Hey, I saw that napalm stuff over in Vietnam. It works on everything - ticks, too. But, like a lot of things that work, the government banned it.


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Here in PA our ticks get pretty thick. The best thing most of have found is Repel, With permanone. You can only use it on your clothes, but it works like gangbusters. Thisstuff lastsabout 2 weeks.
 
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Walks with gun old growth forest is impressive,,however the deer starve in it.they are not tall enough to reach the leaves/brows.First couple of years it is grim ,then the "bushes" start to grow.They cut out back of my land,not much food for the deer so they are filling in from my garden waiting for the trees/bushes to come back !!!!!
Ticks are another problem,,not many around here yet,,
 
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I definitely understand how beneficial new polal growth is being a grouse and deer hunter, but it would be nice to see something besides popple, brush and pines planted in nice straight rows. They could leave stands of old growth here and there on public land.
 
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Lemon Eucalyptus Oil and Picardin are good alternatives to DEET, after much testing and are not quite as effective (from what I've read) as Fresh permethrin. The advantages are that you can apply either of the former two once a day in the woods and keep both ticks and skeeters at bay, while DEET isn't good for you and Permethrin does fade over time so when do you know to reapply it?

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Don't bears just love Lemon Eucalyptus oil. I'm just kidding I hope. Something to check on, especially for the significant other who hates,and is sensitive to many of the dubious chemicals. Thanks guy's.
 
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Clothes sprayed with permethrin and allowed to dry can be washed several times with no loss of protection. It's the dryer, in fact, that gradually removes the permethrin. One spray will last for quite a few hunts and maybe the whole season; it did for me.


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It's the dryer, in fact, that gradually removes the permethrin.


THANKS for that tip. Big Grin So drip drying is a good idea.

I've also just read that permethrin works great on clothes...but doesn't stop skeeters or ticks on bare skin as it's only for clothes. So maybe combination of skin based stuff for face and neck...plus permethrin on the clothes ???

LD


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Permethrin every few days on clothes. It may last for a few weeks, but I'm not taking any chances. Helps with chiggers, too. Long pants, tall socks, long sleeve shirt.

I always wonder how bad they got chiggers back in the old days under those leggings and moccasins. Ughhh.
 
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Exposed skin can be sprayed with some formulation of DEET. OFF or something similar works.


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Ah but DEET has been shown to have some side effects that can accumulate with repeated exposure over time.

LD


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Originally posted by Loyalist Dave:
Ah but DEET has been shown to have some side effects that can accumulate with repeated exposure over time.

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Ah, yes. But so do tick bites. Big Grin


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