tick habitat moving up?

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Chip Down
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tick habitat moving up?

Post by Chip Down » June 3rd, 2021, 9:35 pm

I picked up a couple ticks in a grassy area at 3700' today. I've never seen them that high. I don't think I've heard reports of them that high in OR/WA.

I'm thinking about taking up SCUBA diving. I bet the evil little bastards won't follow me there!

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Re: tick habitat moving up?

Post by dirtman » June 4th, 2021, 9:43 am

Chip Down wrote:
June 3rd, 2021, 9:35 pm
I'm thinking about taking up SCUBA diving. I bet the evil little bastards won't follow me there!
There is sea lice (jellyfish larvae) that can cause skin irritations.

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Re: tick habitat moving up?

Post by Waffle Stomper » June 4th, 2021, 9:50 am

Aaaaaaargh. Is nowhere safe?

I guess it's climate change.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir

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Re: tick habitat moving up?

Post by Charley » June 5th, 2021, 10:04 pm

And poison oak seemingly moving west. (Or is it just that it invades burned areas?).

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