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Re: The Ticking Lyme Bomb

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 October 2015 - 8:24am
I think the milder winters we are having allows more to survive than formally.
I also have pulled thousands off dogs, cattle & sheep over my lifetime. But never prior to this year had one attach to me.
This year I've had two, one on the calve & one on the [rude word removed]!!
It's not something you should get into a panic about most ticks don't carry lyme but being aware of the creatures & the symptoms should be mandatory for anyone in the countryside.

Re: The Ticking Lyme Bomb

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 October 2015 - 8:17am
I asked Al because, as a child( near Chilterns), I never had a tick in spite of spending a lot of time in woods and fields. I wondered if he thought they had become worse there.
Do you live near the Chilterns,Paulatic?

Re: The Ticking Lyme Bomb

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 October 2015 - 7:21am
PDQ Mobile wrote:al_yrpal wrote:In the Chilterns always wear long sleeves and leggings whilst MTBing. Carefully on walks. Our cat had one, I never have

Al
In the distant past, when I was young, not so far from the Chilterns, I never saw, let alone had a tick.
In the light of your experience there, would you say they are getting/ have become worse?

Unless you look after sheep/cattle/deer or keep a dog which regularly walks in the area it's highly unlikely you will see one. I've handled lambs every spring with ticks, sheared sheep every summer with ticks and regularly pull them off dogs. Yet I'm 63 now and never had one on me.

Re: The Ticking Lyme Bomb

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 October 2015 - 7:15am
al_yrpal wrote:In the Chilterns always wear long sleeves and leggings whilst MTBing. Carefully on walks. Our cat had one, I never have

Al
In the distant past, when I was young, not so far from the Chilterns, I never saw, let alone had a tick.
In the light of your experience there, would you say they are getting/ have become worse?

Re: The Ticking Lyme Bomb

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 October 2015 - 5:22am
My daughter had a tick which was removed carefully by my wife with no adverse effects. Even if you get the rash it is not too late to get effective treatment. What you must not do is leave it beyond that point and hope for the best.

Re: Halfords offer. (Sat 17th)

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 October 2015 - 9:19pm
None left when I looked
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