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Discussion in 'Kentucky' started by mushroomqueen14, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. mushroomqueen14

    mushroomqueen14 Morel Enthusiast

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    How are they in your areas? I went out yesterday abd luckily I didn't bring any back out of the woods with me.
     
  2. ricard76

    ricard76 Morel Connoisseur

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    My wife and I both found a few on us this weekend. We failed to spray before going out and we won't make that mistake again.
     

  3. garden

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    Hey from over here in the Missouri hill country. We have the little things real bad. My Dad has already got 2 that were stuck off of him this week. Last year he got the tick fever called Ehrlichiosis. And he feels sick so he is at the doctor today to get his blood drawn and get started on the Doxycycline. My cousins girlfriend brought over 2 containers of this stuff I think called (permethine?) I don't know much about it but I may check it out. I think you coat your clothes with it and it's good for a month or something. I am pretty sure she got it in Walmart. Probably at the sporting good section. Good luck, stay safe and hopefully as tick free as possible.
    I am still going to hunt, even with the ticks, but maybe this stuff will help.
     
  4. wolf claw

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    Not from your area but have seen a dramatic increase in ticks the last 5 years or so. I know that regular repel and off sprays just don't work on ticks! You have to coat your shoes with permethine I don't know about cloths. Here a link that helps explain this a little more. http://www.lymeneteurope.org/info/deet-versus-permethrin-as-a-tick-repellent

    I have heard of new anti tick clothing that has had some really great feedback called elimitick by gamehide so far only good reviews! I am going to buy my own set of elimitick clothing this month for morel season. I also purchased a thing called a tick key that's supposed to easily remove ticks but i don't know how well it works! Hope everybody has a tick free season!
     
  5. garden

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    Hey I looked it up. The stuff is called Permethrin and it is a spray for clothing. It is made from chrysanthemum flowers. It can last up to 6 weeks on clothing sprayed with it. WARNING it is TOXIC to CATS. But supposedly ok after it is completely dry. I am going to get some today and do a set of clothes, hats, gloves etc. that I wear outside. It is supposed to be 10 times more effective than deet products like Off.
     
  6. morelas must-shroom

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    I have been using permethrin for several years and it works really well. Be sure to only spray the outside of clothes. I wouldn't spray gloves as you might rub your face or eyes by accident.
     
  7. shroomcrafter

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    I also highly recommend permethrin. Repel makes a product called Permanone which contains permethrin. I think Rural King still carries it, or you can get it online by Googling it. I repeat the warning: use it ONLY ON CLOTHES, not on skin. Used it for years and it solved my tick problems in Wisconsin, where the deer ticks and lyme disease are prevalent. I watched a tick crawl up my sleeve, thinking the permethrin was worthless. I waited a few more seconds and it just fell off! The product will last a few weeks, even after washing your clothes. Be sure to check yourself closely after your hunt. I have heard if you get the tick off within 24 hours, no problem, even if it was embedded.
     
  8. mushroomqueen14

    mushroomqueen14 Morel Enthusiast

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    Great posts everyone. I didn't see a single one in me the other day after hunting for over an hour but I did use cutter. I know it doesn't always work though...I've found them in me afterwards after using it, dryer sheets, etc. I'll check on some permethrin