welcome to tick season 2019

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Re: welcome to tick season 2019

Post by kepPNW » February 26th, 2020, 6:04 pm

Webfoot wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Bad news, I found a tick crawling on me while hiking in the Memaloose Hills area today. So much for early season nonchalance.
Swale Canyon, late-January. They're out there!!

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So dinky, I measured it by counting threads on my pants.
1/31/2020
Karl
Back on the trail, again...

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Re: welcome to tick season 2019

Post by retired jerry » March 1st, 2020, 4:48 pm

I got one on the Rogue River. Maybe I removed it within 24 hours? Used those tweezers to remove it. My arm swelled up some. I took a couple Ibuprofen and an antihistamine.

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Re: welcome to tick season 2019

Post by chrisca » March 12th, 2020, 11:24 am

The Lyle Cherry Orchard is also known as the Columbia Gorge Tick Preserve. Last year was a mast year, when oaks bear a bumper crop of acorns. That drives a rodent population explosion. Coupled with the warm winter, lots of ticks will be with us this year.

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Re: welcome to tick season 2019

Post by adamschneider » March 12th, 2020, 6:38 pm

Got one on Hamilton Mountain today. Felt it bite my thigh.

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Re: welcome to tick season 2019

Post by Splintercat » April 19th, 2020, 11:25 am

Jerry, is this the tick remover you're using? I swear by these -- inexpensive, so I keep them in all my packs plus in my travel bags, too. I've had really good success with these, and the attached magnifier is helpful for hikers "of a certain age"... :D

What can I say? I was born to be a tick magnet... ;)

Tom :)
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