The Ticks Are Bad This Year

@suziecat7 (3399)
Asheville, North Carolina
July 24, 2017 5:11pm CST
I don't know if it's because of the mild winter we had or because of all the rain, but the ticks are really bad this year. I have to check the dog daily and have been finding a few ticks on me (yikes) especially after doing yard work. They are nasty little bloodsuckers that carry serious diseases. I hate them. I spread some diatomaceous earth around the perimeters of my property but being a wooded area, it's pretty impossible to get rid of them. I wish snakes ate ticks because there's been plenty of those around too. Staying inside more this summer :(( Do you see ticks where you are? Snakes? Here's a song that has nothing to do with ticks except that I want them gone. -
I love this song to pieces =] NOTE~~ at the very end of this video, during the credits, it says the person who made the video was AmutoForever123. that was m...
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• United States
24 Jul 17
Ha yes the song goes with it Suzie No well I am urban so no ticks around these apartments, but I don't get much exposure. That must be very miserable with snakes and ticks. I know that earth stuff you mentioned..had to use it once when I lived in Kansas for chiggers though.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
It works well for many things. Hopefully it will keep the ticks at bay.
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• United States
24 Jul 17
@suziecat7 I hope so Suzie.
@allen0187 (33449)
• Philippines
24 Jul 17
Ticks, yes - back when I had a pet dog. Snakes, not so much. Unless, I count the backstabbers here in the office , then yeah, I encounter snakes on a daily basis.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
Ha - I know of few of those kinds too.
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@allen0187 (33449)
• Philippines
25 Jul 17
@suziecat7 snakes in the grass... snakes in the plane... snakes in the office!
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@mandala100 (46014)
• Hong Kong
24 Jul 17
@suziecat7 Not in my place my friend: no ticks nor snake here.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
That's a good thing.
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@mandala100 (46014)
• Hong Kong
25 Jul 17
@suziecat7 Yes indeed my friend.
@DianneN (79896)
• United States
24 Jul 17
We are surrounded by woods and have noticed more nasty snakes than ever before. I had a tick on me already. I check the cat after our walks for ticks, too. Lyme disease is no fun.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
No it isn't. Cats are usually pretty good at getting rid of their own ticks but it's good to check. Dogs, of course.....
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
24 Jul 17
@suziecat7 We've found tick on the cat's eyelid, if that's what it's called. Our dog had a deer tick with a red circle around it. Off to the vet he went - immediately! Dogs, of course...... are another story.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
@DianneN - We can't be too careful - they don't take long to cause disease.
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@1hopefulman (30023)
• Canada
24 Jul 17
I haven't seen a snake in years and I don't thing there are any ticks but I don't know what they look like. They may not like the cold.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
No, they don't like the cold and a frost will kill them off.
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@1hopefulman (30023)
• Canada
24 Jul 17
@suziecat7 Then, I will never complain about frost again.
@UncleJoe (10276)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
24 Jul 17
The lack of cold kept them breeding longer. There is a new tick-borne virus this year that no cure or treatment has been discovered. Snakes? Oh, yeah. But they aren't allowed in our churches.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
31 Jul 17
Ha ha - no snakes in church please.
@maezee (32553)
• United States
24 Jul 17
Yikes! I have heard the news say they are bad but havent seen one "in real life" as of yet!
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
And I hope you don't.
@Kandae11 (38545)
24 Jul 17
would prefer to deal with the ticks much more than snakes!
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
The ticks are personal (yuck) - the snakes just slither by (yikes) - I prefer to see neither.
@amadeo (67662)
• United States
24 Jul 17
they will not be gone till the frost .No I do not.So far been good.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
We had such a warm winter - I think that's why.
@amadeo (67662)
• United States
24 Jul 17
@suziecat7 yes it could be.but have not heard too much news on this?
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 Jul 17
@amadeo - No, I haven't either.
@LadyDuck (163204)
• Switzerland
25 Jul 17
We are near wooded areas where deer live, so we have ticks, we also have snakes and plenty of mosquitoes. I hate summer.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
31 Jul 17
Ha - I like summer but can do without the critters you mention :))
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@LadyDuck (163204)
• Switzerland
1 Aug 17
@suziecat7 Summer is not my favorite season, it is too hot and full of bugs.
• United States
25 Jul 17
They say it is due to the mild winter that fleas and ticks are so bad. So far none of us, including the dog, have had a tick.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
31 Jul 17
That's good. Yes, there really wasn't a winter here at all.
@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
25 Jul 17
Yes its from the mild winter. They said it would be all winter and spring
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
31 Jul 17
And they were right.
@Susan2015 (20992)
• United States
25 Jul 17
I haven't seen any ticks around our area. And I check the dogs for fleas even though they get the flea pill 3 or 4 times a month when it's hot outside.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
31 Jul 17
Being tickless is a good thing. My dog gets flea prevention but it doesn't work on ticks.
@JohnRoberts (59961)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jul 17
No ticks here but I am sure they probably exist somewhere in Southern California. Mosquitoes are more prevalent.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
31 Jul 17
The mosquitoes haven't been so bad but I'm rarely out in the evenings when they seem to congregate.
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