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Les...fortunate    Posted 07-18-2002 at 12:25:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We had a little department safety mtg this afternoon. It was about ticks and Lyme disease. The session was almost over when I noticed something crawling on my shoulder. Sure enough, it was a tick, but not one of them disease carrying deer ticks. Never seen one of them.


Phred MN    Posted 07-18-2002 at 13:26:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Those are good pictures that Dennis linked to. It's common to come down with the lyme disease here. Heard the disease can take up to a month before it shows up. My son was bitten and it took three days before the half dollar red mark appeared. They give you some pills to take over a 10 day period. The deer tick looks more like a spider walkin on ya, it's smaller and more round than a regular wood tick. I been bitten by em several times without getting the disease. They have sprays to help keep them off you if they bother you. But I'm tough! I don't need that spray stuff. LOL


Dennis in Ma    Posted 07-18-2002 at 12:46:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How do you tell a 'regular tick' from a 'deer tick'? The little dog that got terrorized by the deer went to the vet for a checkup and the blood test said she had lyme disease. She's been taking pills now for a cuppla weeks. I'd like to know what the little suckers look like so I can tell one when I see one.


DeadCarp    Posted 07-18-2002 at 12:53:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Biggest clue is that deer ticks are WAY smaller - about like a grain of sand. Try a
Google search. :)


Nathan(GA)    Posted 07-18-2002 at 12:51:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check this site Dennis. It's the first one I clicked on.


Dennis in Ma ---thanks ! n/m    Posted 07-18-2002 at 16:09:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Nathan(GA)    Posted 07-18-2002 at 12:33:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Taking the kids to baby jail this morning. Looked over at the passenger seat and a large deer tick was crawling up.


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