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Be Very Afraid of Ticks

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posted on May, 24 2015 @ 11:23 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: ladyinwaiting

My skin is crawling all over again. Damn nasty demonic little buggers! I couldn't imagine so many on me at once. I think I'd go crazy.


I was absolutely going crazy. I finally....... well, there was a bottle of dog shampoo in the cabinet, for fleas and ticks. Now, I certainly can't vouch for this because it clearly says "for canine use only" on the bottle. But my sanity was at stake. So, in the shower, I put it all over me, like a lotion. Waited for about 10 seconds and then stepped back into the hot water and rinsed it off. Didn't see any more after that. They were so small. : ( Le petite monsters.




posted on May, 25 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

Whatever works. I probably would have done the same.



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 12:34 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Holy crap. That looks so bad it might be good.



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 12:48 AM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: skunkape23

Holy crap. That looks so bad it might be good.

How can it not be bad/good.
It has Clint Howard.
I have seen it, but my memory seems to have blacked it out post-trauma.



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 01:13 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23
Clint Howard: The B movie superstar!



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 03:00 AM
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Personal anecdote . Travelled to the US a while ago now and travelled the country in an RV with some American friends . Long story short i got a tick behind the knee , wife seen it and said didnt you wash yourself properly . Anyways went inside the house of our friends extended family and said , what do you do with one of these . Well it was like a fire drill , i was told to lean over the table ( was in shorts ) they heated a needle up and stuck it under the ticks butt . Thing jumped out and tried to run away . Thanks for that wonderful memory America .



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 07:10 AM
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I hear Alabama ticks dig in quite well...



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

I take it that there aren't any ticks where you're from. It could have been worse. There could have been twenty of them.



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 11:23 AM
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Remind me never to go to Alabama. The one's I've encountered here are bad enough.



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 03:06 PM
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Ticks heads appear to be threaded. A joke, to be sure, but accurate nonetheless. I take a piece of credit card folded over with a rubber band to loosely hold the body flat, them spin it.

Seems only counterclockwise works, but they come right out, mouth parts and all. Wish I knew it when I was a kid. It works like magic.

I'll not try clockwise again unless I'm in the southern hemishpere. Lol



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 03:15 PM
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No need to tell me to be fearful of woodticks.

I've had a horrible phobia of those damn things since I was a child.

Just ask my hubby... he's had to tackle me and pin me to the ground many times just so he could get a tick off of me. I go into instant panic mode like as if a fricken mountain lion is trying to eat me alive.



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: ISawItFirst
Kind of like little drill bits. That's a good thing to know.



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: CranialSponge

He's had to tackle you? What do you do, run around screaming like you're on fire?
Really, I'm not making fun. I hate them, too. I imagine your reaction is like mine if I have a spider on me. I've been known to cross the room in a leap.



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark



What do you do, run around screaming like you're on fire?


Hell yes !

It's silly, because I have no fear of any other bugs, or snakes, or mice, or whatever.

Just them damn ticks.

*shivers*



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: CranialSponge

Well, it could be worse. At least you don't hyperventilate and go into a dead faint.



posted on May, 25 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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I have to say that I haven't seen as many ticks this year since we've had the chickens loose. I had friends that had guinea hens. They're good for keeping the ticks down, too. I heard that they also eat rodents and snakes.



posted on May, 29 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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I found a recipe for tick repellent for anyone who's interested.
Tick Repellent



posted on May, 29 2015 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: CranialSponge

I'm glad I am not the only one.
Any other bug doesn't bother me at all, but ticks give me that I wanna run and hide feeling...lol




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