why are there so many ticks

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  1. FJF0311

    FJF0311 New Member

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    For the last ten years, they have bee getting progressively worse here in Maryland. I thought it was just a "Bloom" but it hasn't broke yet.
    My wife has found six or seven so far this year. It really creeps her out. Funny thing is, I haven't found one yet!
    My wife has a theory,
    "Deer ticks, don't eat s**T!"
  2. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

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    We are having a terrible time with ticks in Texas. My vet told me that they are killing cattle just 20 miles down the road from me.
    He suggested soaking my hunting clothes in a permethrin solution and then letting them hang dry.
    Solution he suggested is as follows:
    1. Buy Tengard or Permethrin Pro or any other brand of permethrin that lists 30% to 33% Permethrin concentrate.
    2. Mix a solution using 1 oz. of 33% Permethrin concentrate to 1 gallon of water. (2oz. Permethrin with 2 gallons of water, etc)
    3. Soak clothes until clothes are completely saturated.
    4. Wring out by hand and hang dry on clothes line (do not dry in dryer)

    He also suggested giving my dogs a final rinse with a Permethrin solution after I have shampood and rinsed them with plain water. Final rinse should be 1/4 oz. Permethrin in 1 gallon of water. He said to work the final rinse into their fur with my hand. After final rinse with Permethrin solution just towel dry the dog and do not use a hair dryer.
    Last edited: May 21, 2009
  3. fyimo

    fyimo New Member

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    When I moved to Arkansas 7 years ago I couldn't believe how bad the ticks are and it made me pretty much quit hunting. I'm just now thinging of starting again. My sons and I usually do an Elk hunt in Colorado every year as we lived there for 21 years so that's been my annual hunt. I think I'm now ready to fight the ticks and hunt in Arkansas.
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