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Archive for July 1st, 2010

Tick check

Posted by laurie on July 1, 2010

This is the season for ticks, and when Phillip takes the boys on a special walk everyone comes home with many ticks on them. Phillip sprays himself and tucks his pant legs into his socks, and the boys have the anti-tick medicine applied each month but that doesn’t stop the ticks. So after everyone has removed their gear and enjoyed a long drink of water, it’s tick check time.

A glass of soapy water is the best way to get rid of them. These are dog ticks. Deer ticks, which carry Lyme, are much, much smaller and fortunately we haven’t seen many yet this summer. A few weeks ago I pulled an engorged tick off of the side of my waist, and the big bump that it left is STILL there. Ticks used to freak me out but not anymore. Sort of like the way I got used to beagle barf!

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