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Old 04-14-2017, 10:08 AM
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Default Ticks are back

Went out to my 'go to' spot last Saturday and came back covered in ticks. They haven't been there for a few years during the drought, but that creek surrounded by chaparral/sagebrush seems to house tons of them now that there's water.


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Go to Wallmart and get the spray made by Sawyer called Premium Insect Repellent for clothing, gear, & tents.
Spray your clothes a few days before going and you are good for quite a number of washings. The dryer will slowly remove the spray.
Works great for keeping them off you. Spray your socks also----even boots. Used it here and in Africa. The PH had ticks several days but we never had a single one.
100% DEET on your exposed skin also helps.
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Old 04-14-2017, 1:21 PM
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Yep, went out to the range today to do some load development. Damn little bugs were on every blade of grass out there!!!
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Old 04-14-2017, 3:24 PM
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Go to Wallmart and get the spray made by Sawyer called Premium Insect Repellent
The principal chemical ingredient name is Permethrin, and it does indeed work very well. Google it - Walmart, REI, and other outlets carry it. It is especially useful when siting still for long periods of time, such as when turkey hunting.
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Yes I have read people buying commercial strength Permethrin and diluting it. I do not do so. The price at Wall-Mart was about $5 less that at Bass Pro so I suggested going to Wall-Mart. You can get it at other places and it works well. I get mine at Wall-Mart because they are close and handy as well as cheaper.
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Sometimes I was finding Ticks in my truck days after hunting, so I started buying cans of the Equine permethrin spray at the feed store and not only spraying my clothing, but the inside of my truck as well to make sure all the little bastards go legs up.
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THANKS for the info.
Got a few off the dog this week.......
I hate those little beggers
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THANKS for the info.
Got a few off the dog this week.......
I hate those little beggers
Same here.......
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