Re: why are there so many ticks
I had lyme's disease. It totally sucks and was probably the worst 2 weeks of my life. However, it was only 2 weeks. All these stories you hear of people being sick or sore forever are pure folly. It's people getting old. I'm sore here and there. But that's from doing physical work for the last decade and a half.
Not to start some new eco-politcal thread, but I'll take my chances with the bugs and put up with them rather than using repellents and pesticides. I know what a tick can do. I've also seen what cancer does. I'm not sure that if Agent Orange and DDT (Vietnam and farming) gave my father his 2 rounds of cancer or not, but one thing for sure it was a lot worse than my bout with Lyme's. I decided few years ago that if I can't pronounce the chemical name I don't want it on me or in my food. I also know that with this recent apparent rise in pests came with all of these hawks and eagles I never saw before 5 years ago. The food chain starts somewhere.....
But in conclusion, the bugs were always there except for the few decades in which we dumped pesticides without impunity. They are coming back to an area from which they where eradicated. Not pushing into a new area. And I've always thought some bugs are kinda neat too. Ever watch a Praying Mantis?
Last edited by GMFWoodchuck; 04-29-2009 at 07:43 AM..