A tick in my underwear

@shaggin (37317)
United States
May 4, 2018 4:36pm CST
I haven’t been here much I’ve been working outdoors every minute I could on nice days. There’s a guy in town asking for scrap metal. There’s a large portion of the property that things were just dumped over the years. A lot of it was before local garbage pickup came to the area. I figured since he needs metal and I want a less junk yard looking property this is my chance! My dad put the washing machine in the pile but I’ve gathered all the rest. This was taken about 4 days ago and I’ve added a lot to the pile. He will have a full truck load when he comes maybe more then 1 load. One neat object I found was parts to an old Victor wood burning stove. Also while cleaning all this mess I found a large spot where bottles were dumped. Many were broken naturally over the years but someone has been down there smashing them on a boulder. It was very sad to see that and what a huge mess it’s been for me to pick it up and put it in buckets. Probably at least a hundred smashed bottles. Such beautiful colors too like cobalt blue and pretty purple. I did find lots of unbroken bottles. One I am going to sell on eBay. Some my daughter will sell in the yard sale this summer. All the rest I have found people on Facebook interested in collecting them. It makes me happy knowing these people will have these decorating their homes instead of being smashed by whoever is destroying them lately. I walked the puppy today and when we came inside she had 5 ticks on her. None on me but a few hours later when I went to the bathroom I saw one crawling in my underwear eeeekkkk!!!
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
4 May
Eeek is right. We don't have ticks where we live. I better check if they are around here where we are vacationing.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
5 May
@paigea they are getting worse and worse here every year! New kinds of being discovered as well. It's scary.
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
5 May
@shaggin I know. And I guess it is Wood tick season here in the Rockies. Better do a check after my little walk in the woods
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
5 May
@paigea here they just seem to always be around even when we had snow on the ground I found one crawling on me. I was shocked.
@Kandae11 (40406)
4 May
Can pets be totally tick free? I would want mine to be.
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• Redlands, California
4 May
Baby Powder
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
5 May
@Kandae11 Ticks aren't like fleas he they get on them and breed. They attach to them and burrow their heads in the skin and suck the blood. You have to pull them off and sometimes the head stays behind then you have to dig that out. They are absolutely disgusting! At least none of these attached and as they were crawling on us I picked them off and flushed them down the toilet.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
5 May
It is a shame to throw nice bottles, I found so many in my mom's apartment. I hate the ticks.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@LadyDuck some had to be so beautiful and would have been loved by collectors so it was really sad to see them all smashed. Ticks are disgusting. There was an engorged one on my puppies head yesterday
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
7 May
@shaggin My cousin also got a tick during a walk yesterday, she had to go to see her doctor.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@LadyDuck We have all had them on us and we never go to the doctor. I'm stubborn that way! Unless we got a rash or got I'll I figured there wasn't really any reason to go. Lyme disease is getting really common here though so I may change my mind this summer. I just feel like as many times as we get bit we would wind up on antibiotics all summer and that doesn't seem good either. My parents and sister and her kids always go and get an antibiotic anytime ticks attach to them.
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@cintol (7659)
• United States
7 May
That is awful, I hate ticks. They say they are here in Texas, I haven't seen any yet and hope I don't, we had them in Colorado when I lived in the mountains I they terrified me. Hope you don't find any more
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@cintol they are everywhere here now. They are getting worse and worse every year. I had never even seen one until about 6 years ago and now I see a few every day. There was an engorged one on my puppies head yesterday I need to get a flea and tick collar as well as get her back to the vet to her a Lyme vaccine.
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@cintol (7659)
• United States
7 May
@shaggin Which state are you in?? They say we have chiggers here as well, I haven't had a problem yet. Poor puppy, they told us to get some flea and tick stuff for our pup before we moved here, it was a little tube of liquid stuff we had to rub into his neck. He passed though and I can't remember the name of it.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@cintol hmm could be frontline or something like that. I used that years ago to get rid of fleas someone brought into my cats. This Lyme vaccine is better though. It doesn’t wash off and lasts a year. I’ve in Northeast PA.
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@sharon6345 (135830)
• United States
4 May
Have mercy no way... I would love to know if those things are here in Ny. I
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
5 May
@sharon6345 yes they are in NY but if your in the city I doubt you would have to worry about them. They are mostly in woodsy areas.
@sharon6345 (135830)
• United States
5 May
@shaggin Bless your heart because that is one place you won't find me.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@sharon6345 lol it is my favorite place to be out in the woods in nature
@DianneN (82498)
• United States
7 May
I found a tick crawling on the wall near Doodles' food bowl. I flushed it. Hope you are getting paid for that scrap metal. It's a lucrative business around here.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@DianneN Nope here it’s not worth much. It’s helping my land look like less of a junk yard and helping the guy out so I’m happy. Usually people who collect scrap here are disabled or very poor. The only thing really worth anything is copper which I only had a few short copper pipes to throw in.
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@DianneN (82498)
• United States
8 May
@shaggin Well, I'm happy you have the opportunity to get your yard cleaned up. We have a shed that we need to ditch.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
9 May
@DianneN It makes me mad there is all this junk to clean up! A lot is stuff my father dumped. I told my mother he dumps it and it drives me nuts and I clean it up. My mom said my father mentioned that to her the last time he was up. If he can buy snowmobiles and a ton of other toys he can afford to dispose of things properly. He lives across the street and always makes sure his land looks nice but here he makes it look like a stinking junk yard
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@Courtlynn (55679)
• United States
5 May
that's great you can help that man with the metal. Ew ticks! Glad you found it before too late!
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@Courtlynn usually the people who collect metal around here are very poor or disabled and can't work other jobs so they do this to get a little extra money. I am so happy to be able to help him out. Leaving all the metal would have been a lot less work for me but it is worth it. My late husband used to take metal and return it so I'm surprised he never took all this. He probably didn't want to go down the big steep banks to pick it all up. Copper is the only thing really worth collecting.
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@Courtlynn (55679)
• United States
7 May
@shaggin my grandnothers bf collects and sells it sometimes. But screw him, lol
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@Courtlynn lol if I didn't like someone I wouldn't help them out either.
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• United States
5 May
I have never seen a tick, but eek! Glad you got some cleaning done :)
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@infatuatedbby I never saw one until about 6 years ago when I had one attached to my arm. Now I see more then one on a daily basis. They are horrible and Lyme disease is becoming an epidemic around here.
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• United States
7 May
@shaggin Oh wow! That is crazy. Any sprays to prevent them ?
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@infatuatedbby yep but none seem to help
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@Corbin5 (113354)
• United States
4 May
Those ticks sure are sneaky. Glad to know that some folks would delight in having some of those bottles.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@Corbin5 my daughter wanted to keep two of the pretty blue cobalt blue bottles I found. They aren't in this photo though. I couldn't get the rusted lids off so I had to soak them and oil around the lids edge. After about an hour I was able to twist them off with a rubber gripper. Now just need to clean them up well. I let them soak in water over night so help rinse the inside out.
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@Corbin5 (113354)
• United States
7 May
@shaggin Glad you had a method to get them open. I would not know how get the lids off. I bet the blue bottles will be so pretty.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@Corbin5 I had to look online to find out how to get them off.
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@iridion9 (9232)
• Philippines
5 May
sounds delicious to me lol
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
5 May
@iridion9 what sounds delicious to you?
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@iridion9 (9232)
• Philippines
5 May
@shaggin The tick.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@iridion9 ick they are so disgusting!
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@marguicha (100411)
• Chile
4 May
Fortunately we have no ticks around. But pets here have to have something on them so they don´t get them.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
Hmm that confuses me. If there are no ticks there why do they need things on them?
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@marguicha (100411)
• Chile
7 May
@shaggin In some parts there are ticks and no one wants ticks from stray dogs to reach our pets.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@marguicha oh I see that makes sense then. If the dog run in this area if will spread them. Here deer spread them a lot.
@Hannihar (40187)
8 May
@shaggin That is no fun having a tick on you and sitting on it. That is a great idea to sell on ebay and your daughter having a yard sale. i see you have been very busy.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
9 May
@Hannihar yes and I am going to be very busy later on today to so I am trying to catch up here now. My son saw the title of my post and wondered why someone would write such a thing like who cares he said lol I told him it was my post!
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@Hannihar (40187)
9 May
@shaggin You should be able to write whatever you want.
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@sallypup (28055)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 May
The first year we moved into our place we had junk pickers come over. They probably made a few hundred off us. I just wanted the crud out and gone. Sigh on those ticks. We've never had those evil beings but this year I am finding them.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
5 May
@sallypup I save things to sell on eBay and then I never get around to doing it so then I wind u just donating it. I am going to make it a goal to list this one bottle for sale and it will be the first thing I have sold on eBay in at least 7 years.
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@sallypup (28055)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 May
@shaggin Go, you!
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
4 May
Ewwwww glad you found it When you did. Those are some interesting bottles.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@Happy2BeMe I found many more bottles some really neat some boring. I am hoping to get them to some interested people soon.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
7 May
@shaggin That would be great
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@snowy22315 (51265)
• United States
5 May
Some bottles are awesome. I used to collect them. Actually, I think I have a couple here that I like.
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@snowy22315 my daughter wanted to keep two pretty cobalt blue colored bottles. I had to look online for how to get the rusty lids off them.
@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May
Ticks really are the pits. I guess you have to inspect the puppy after she has been outside?
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@JudyEv yep and since we are outside a lot I have to check her a lot. I need to order tickets collars on Amazon today and get her a vaccine.
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@crossbones27 (20779)
• Redlands, California
4 May
I so hate ticks, little aholes
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@crossbones27 they are so disgusting I hate them too!
@louievill (19359)
• Philippines
4 May
You might find some treasures there, who knows, like what the " American pickers" find. I think we are only a second choice to ticks,lol
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@shaggin (37317)
• United States
7 May
@louville most the bottles really aren't selling for much at all on eBay so it would be a waste of time for me to try to sell them. One though sold for $25 so I am keeping that in to sell. My daughter liked two of the pretty cobalt blue bottles that I am letting her keep.
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• United States
8 May
Wow, some of those items sounds like something people would be interested in, I hope you money a lot from what you sell. My son took my girls into the woods the other day, but I keep forgetting to check them. I tihnk I would freak out if I found a tick in my underwear, you need to apply something to repel them next time.