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Raggedy Man

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is officially in Wisconsin now. Please use deet based spray when hunting fossils close to tall grasses and within close proximity to woods.

 

Here is the tick responsible. 

Wood tick.

 

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WhodamanHD

Ghastly critters. Be safe everybody, and always check for ticks. 

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Auspex

I have a "Poison Suit": socks, pants, and shirt, treated with permethrin. Works like a charm!
On exposed skin, I use Picaridin. It is as effective as DEET, but is non-oily, doesn't destroy your cloths and gear, and has no systemic toxicity (like DEET, which is pretty nasty stuff). Tested by me many times in the Great Dismal Swamp (among others) during 12-hour breeding bird surveys, without a single tick bite!

When I contracted Rocky Mtn. Spotted Fever 35 years ago, I was slathered in DEET.

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Tidgy's Dad

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:o

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sixgill pete

Ticks are an everyday concern here in the south. No matter what you use, you always check every time your out.

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smt126

I do the permethrin thing too when I know we're going to be doing a fossil trip with a lot of outdoor activities. You can buy the concentrated stuff on Amazon cheap and dilute it, then use a gallon sprayer on your clothes.

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