You can't be too careful!

@snowy22315 (54165)
United States
July 22, 2017 9:22am CST
This is when hanging clothing outside. I don't have a clothesline and I rarely dry things outside, but it was so hot yesterday and the sun was out that I decided to dry my comforter outside..I looked it over carefully before I brought it in to make sure no bugs, ticks or other creepy crawlies were on it. When I went to bed that night..guess what I found on it??? a tick! The moral of the story is check every nick and cranny, because you never know! Did you ever find anything in outside laundry?
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• United States
22 Jul 17
Isn't that the pits..there you have the wide open space and air which I would love to have to dry clothes outside and you can't do it because of damn ticks.
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
I will put out items from time to time..but I am a dryer kind of gal!
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@SonjaRae (4802)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Good thing you did check it out! So glad you found it!
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Yes, gee a tick bite would be all I need!
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@SonjaRae (4802)
• United States
23 Jul 17
@snowy22315 Whew, glad you did not have to go through that!!!!
@DianneN (87547)
• United States
22 Jul 17
I don't hang up laundry outside anymore for that very reason. Glad you found that nasty tick!!!!!!
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Seriously, before it found me!
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Yuck! One reason om hapoy we dont do outdoor drying
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Yeah, it makes the material kind of rough . However, you probably don't have the critter overload where you live. I strongly prefer the dryer however.
@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
22 Jul 17
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@Susan2015 (21941)
• United States
22 Jul 17
I never liked things dried outside. Much rather use the dryer because too many bugs out.
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Yeah, I wanted to take advantage of the heat though.
@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Yeah, I wanted to take advantage of the heat though.
@LadyDuck (181966)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 17
I do not like to hang outside, because I fear something like this could happen.
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
It can, but not likely in your area.
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@LadyDuck (181966)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 17
@snowy22315 There are ticks in my area, the deer are in the woods not far from here and the pets easily bring the ticks in the private gardens.
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@Essjayd (1619)
22 Jul 17
Aargh!! I hate ticks They freak me out if I find one on our dog so I'd hate to find one attached to my laundry!
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
This has been a bad season for ticks. I am surprised I haven't run across more of them actually.
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@Essjayd (1619)
22 Jul 17
@snowy22315 I just hope the ratbags who stole our laundry From the line a few weeks ago found a couple of ticks as well!
• United States
22 Jul 17
Wow that is pretty scary that you found a tick on your comforter. I don't dry anything outside anymore
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Yes, it is a little scary.
@prashu228 (25501)
• India
22 Jul 17
Yes it happens sometimes, and I wash it again..
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
best thing!
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@Corbin5 (119170)
• United States
22 Jul 17
So glad you found that tick. I never dry anything outside. My mom did, though.
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Yeah when I was young we had a clothesline..and then from time to time she would hang stuff up when I was older..but I don't think she does it anymore.
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
22 Jul 17
I never dry laundry outside anymore. Since I've moved, there's no where to do that anymore.
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
It would be frowned upon here..but no one can see what I do on my back deck, or woods behind the house.
@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
22 Jul 17
Not any more. It's just not worth it. Can you imagine finding a tick on bedding. Makes me cringe just to think about it. Thanks for sharing. I hope that a lot of people read this... and I was a person who hung things outside all summer long. Sad :( but I'm not going to take the chance any longer!
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Yeah..it was not fun.
@marlina (79612)
• Canada
22 Jul 17
Nasty surprise, good that you caught it.
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Me too!
@JohnRoberts (64911)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Jul 17
That's disconcerting. I used to hang things at my old place and never had issues.
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@snowy22315 (54165)
• United States
22 Jul 17
As, I said this is a bug happy area!
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@hereandthere (33013)
• Philippines
23 Jul 17
we live in a sunny country and still hang laundry out to dry, can't remember any insect problems. what annoyed me, though, was seeing coins in the wash tub because someone dumped their clothes without checking the pockets.
@dgobucks226 (14230)
22 Jul 17
I have been lucky so far. I only hang my jogging shorts and an occasional hand washable shirt. But in the back of my mind ....I have had that fear
@maezee (33924)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Gross! Iim glad you checked it!
@kobesbuddy (57323)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul 17
No, I never found anything on outside laundry. But, ticks are terrible around here! We live in a wooded area, where Lymmes Disease is obviously a threat!
@JudyEv (136649)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jul 17
I dry all my laundry outside but I've never had any crawlies come in on it thank goodness.