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Old 05-09-2019, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw an interesting way to check if your yard has ticks. Drag a sheet around the yard and over grasses to see if ticks jump on to the sheet. Keeping grasses cut helps prevent ticks. If you get deer in your area you can assume ticks are around.
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I have heard of researchers doing something similar!

Ticks are a big topic here now. Since lyme is spreading north, and that disease that makes people allergic to meat is also happening here in spots. Definitely keeping grass trimmed is a bit help.

We treat the dogs with Bravecto too, it's good for fleas and ticks. Nebbers is double coated and got ticks with topical treatment so getting an oral treatment has been a big help. Icaridin is our bug treatment of choice for us. Less destructive than deet. Permethrin isn't commercially available/legal here unlike in the US.
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Hubby also treats for ticks.

It's so dry now hubby won't have to mow soon and he will get the water thingys (technical term ) to fill with water around the base of our 2 trees.
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I have to admit, at risk of being ignorant of Oregon climate, I thought the whole state was fairly wet! Or is that a climate change thing?

Though, the northern Sonoran desert must run up through it because I've been to where it is in BC...mmmm wine! (In BC that is...Toby did Ironman Canada twice when it was still in Penticton, so we did wine tours both times)
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Cassie gets Advantix II topical. We have our yard sprayed q2months and our grass is cut weekly. One thing I have on hand is food grade Diatomaceous earth powder if I need something fast. I keep an eye out for critters and have a tick key if needed to remove a tick.
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We have a tick key too! Not used it, but we've used a tick lasso (fun!) to remove a couple from Neb a couple of years ago. Worked really well. Ticks really are GROSS
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This is the lasso: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5025-913/TickLasso I thought it would be easier to use then a key though I think that might not be the case
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This is the lasso: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5025-913/TickLasso I thought it would be easier to use then a key though I think that might not be the case
That looks interesting and I can see how it would work.
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I made Toby use it the first time while I shrieked 'A TICK!!!!!!' in the background. The second time I used it on my own calmly and it was easy
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Oregon is 'wetter' West of he Cascades and North. Drier to the South and East. Washington is wetter to the West and North. Drier to the East of the Cascades to the Rock Mountains. Roughly.
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