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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:05 pm    Post subject: Ticks Reply with quote

Anyone know if we have any significant populations of ticks in this region. In the past i have pulled the odd one off the dog. Disgusting critters.

Just curious. HC says no, but I know I have pulled them off the dog in the past
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Ticks Reply with quote

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Anyone know if we have any significant populations of ticks in this region. In the past i have pulled the odd one off the dog. Disgusting critters.

Just curious. HC says no, but I know I have pulled them off the dog in the past

I've pulled LOTS off of our dog in the past two years. They've all been "dog ticks", not black legged ticks, aka deer ticks, which are the primary carriers of lyme disease.

You might like this summary done by the University of Guelph.
http://www.uoguelph.ca/pdc/Factsheets/Other/Ticks.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled one out of Jackson 2 summers ago. Nasty little fellows.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're looking for numbers, I've likely pulled about 8 off of Otto last summer, and at least 5 the summer before.

We've been checking him regularly since we found our first one two summers ago. I think you'll find they're more common than some officials would have you believe. It's certainly our experience that they are.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The City of Ottawa says the threat of ticks transmitting Lyme disease in Ottawa is low but doesn't give an indicator of the likelihood of encountering ticks.

http://ottawa.ca/en/health_safety/conditions/lyme/
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working in the microbiology department here in Ottawa, I can tell you that there is a higher number of Tick samples received right now in lab then in the past.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled two off of Gunner last fall. Had blood work done a few weeks ago and it came back with higher than normal levels of lyme disease anti-bodys and now on a 30 day round of meds.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Wife works for HC.

there was a new PHAC bulletin out on this today. here's a link to frequently asked questions:


http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/id-mi/lyme-fs-eng.php

Man I hate these things

Anyone ever pulled ticks off after a round at CF?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:

Anyone ever pulled ticks off after a round at CF?


Luckily I have not.

How do they get on you? are they jumpers? do they hang around in long grass?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andros wrote:
Thumber wrote:

Anyone ever pulled ticks off after a round at CF?


Luckily I have not.

How do they get on you? are they jumpers? do they hang around in long grass?


They climb on from the surrounding vegetation
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one last spring. It most likely came in on my dogs. I removed at least 15 last year combined from my 2 dogs. That was 7 or 8 more than any other year I've been out here. My dogs get them when the spend time in long dry grass or weeds. I bought a "tick key" from the pet store last spring when one was on me. Costs $5 and gets the head every time great tool for these horrible creatures
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I removed one from my belly at CF last summer.
Felt a little itch, put my hand there and felt a small, hard spot.
It hadn't had a chance to embed, I grabbed it with my fingers
and looked at it. I'm pretty sure it was a dog tick, a larger, brown
coloured species that does NOT carry Lyme disease. The dangerous
deer ticks (or black-legged ticks as they're now called) are tiny, the size of
a sesame seed. Mine was more like the size of a lentil.

I had to learn about tick management as many years ago we did a swamp
canoe trip through a part of Michigan that was infested with deer ticks, and we
had to do twice-daily skin inspections of each other to check for deer ticks.
You generally have 36 hours to remove a deer tick and be worry free
about Lyme's disease. Anyhow, it's a serious matter, best to treat properly.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stacie and I removed a couple ticks off our cat last summer.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the long cold, winter we have endured this year, I bet the problem diminishes a bit this summer.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: Ticks Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:
Anyone know if we have any significant populations of ticks in this region.


this place is covered with these creatures, been like that for a while:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not to derail, but we dont need anymore gross bugs threads, banana spiders seem to be trending more here then they have....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolly wrote:
not to derail, but we dont need anymore gross bugs threads, banana spiders seem to be trending more here then they have....


Banana spiders won't give you lymes disease
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack has had his fair share of ticks thanks to fortune. They are hard to find in his thick fur. There have been a few that were completely engorged by the time I got them. The trick is to soak them with alcohol for a couple minutes before you try to remove them. They pretty much fall off, once they are good and drunk.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:
Rolly wrote:
not to derail, but we dont need anymore gross bugs threads, banana spiders seem to be trending more here then they have....


Banana spiders won't give you lymes disease


no but they make tics look like a walk in the park...

here is another this week...
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/14/man-finds-venomous-spider-in-pack-of-bananas
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wonder if this winter is going to fight these tics off? is the cold the reason why they have not showed up previously?
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