Beware Moving or New Freckles

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Beware Moving or New Freckles

The ticks are out of control in Bristow, VA.  Having an outdoor cat, we regularly see Brown Dog Ticks, Lone Star Ticks and most commonly Deer Ticks.  The Deer Ticks are the ones that transmit Lyme disease.  And unfortunately, they are also the hardest to spot because they are so small they can be mistaken for a freckle.

Use precaution when you are outdoors.  I regularly wear my baseball cap when I'm in wooded areas.  These little guys are hard enough to spot on your skin.  Forget about trying to have someone spot them in your hair.  Take the time to look over your skin, having someone else look at your backside...arms, legs, neck and back.

I've heard that it takes forty-eight hours of a tick being attached to you to transmit disease, so don't panic if you find one the day after being outside.  Just try to get in the habit of doing a tick sweep whenever you come in from outdoors.

For photos of ticks so can identify what type you are seeing, you can go to:  http://www.tickinfo.com.

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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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Ewww...this just freaks me out....my hubby said they found some on his Farm this past weekend!   Yikes! 

Jun 25, 2012 08:48 AM #1
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Chris - I'm with Deborah - Ewwww, this also freaks me out, but you've done a great job in telling people what to look for, what to wear to protect themselves, and last, but not least, to do a tick sweep.  Great post!

Jun 25, 2012 08:56 AM #2
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Deborah:  We see them daily.  Just saw one crawling on me after holding the outdoor kitty for a minute.  

Laura:  We've gotten in the habit of tick sweeps.  

Jun 25, 2012 09:00 AM #3
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Li Read
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Timely reminder, indeed...this is such a serious issue.

Jun 25, 2012 09:40 AM #4
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Leslie G. Rojohn
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If you've got to be out showing land, be sure to wear long white pants, and white socks.  Tuck your pants into the socks then spray the socks with a tick repellant.  Definately wear that hat, preferably a wide full brim one and spray it too.  Ticks love to drop down from over hanging leaves. HATE THEM!

Jun 25, 2012 10:33 AM #5
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They are really bad this year.   Kara is out in the woods every day on her research and she has to check and double check herself constanly.  Clothes go in the washing machine as soon as she gets home.  A pain but you can't be to careful.

Jun 25, 2012 11:29 AM #6
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Good Morning, They are out of control herea as well Chris Ann, I have found 2 on me, 1 from my back yard gardening and 1 from the softball field, 1 was in my neck by my hari.. yucccckkkkk  i hate tics....  Have a great day.

Jun 26, 2012 01:05 AM #7
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Li:  I'd have included a photo of one, but they are so small it's hard to get a picture.

Leslie:  That's what I'm missing from my wardrobe is a wide brim hat.

Cindy:  They are bad every year here in Bristow, VA.  I swear that I even see the bigger ones in January.  It's like they are robo ticks.

Scott:  I've found a couple on me this year...only that had already "dug in."

Jun 26, 2012 05:14 AM #8
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I don't hear much about tics in Sacramento. Probably because it's too darned hot for the little suckers to survive. Something has been biting me at night, though, and I think it's spiders. Talk about creepy!! I guess if you lived in Bristow, you'd have to wear long-sleeved shirts and pants out walking in the woods . . .

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Elizabeth:  We probably should, but don't.  We are just in the habit of looking for them.  It's the way it is.  

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