Tick season seems to have started
Had to dust off the tick remover yesterday after finding a tick on my Springer.
I think that’s the earliest I’ve ever had to do that.Posted 6 years ago
They haven’t really stopped here this winter (I took some off the dog in January) but they are definitely out in force now. We haven’t had any cold weather to knock them back so I think its going to be a really bad tick year 😥Posted 6 years ago
I think you’re right.
Last year was pretty bad, but this year looks like it’s going to be even worse.Posted 6 years ago
I found three little ones stuck into me, middle of last month.Posted 6 years ago
Mild winter innit.
Heard (from climber mate) its bad out the west coast (Scotland) already 🙁Posted 6 years ago
There are too many dears around, innit?Posted 6 years ago
They’re horrible little things.
Not too bad finding them on my Springer, but my Tibetan Terrier is another story. Thick black fur makes it a bit of a nightmare.
I’ve been fortunate enough to not get bit myself…….. yet.Posted 6 years ago
I’ve removed 2. From me. In the past week. 😐Posted 6 years ago
I found one trying to burrow into the back of my hand on the way home from our ride this afternoon.Posted 6 years ago
There are too many dears around, innit?
Ought to take their travel cards away, stop them getting out into the countryside.Posted 6 years ago
Had some monsters on my retrievers in past two weeks,Posted 6 years ago
Probably a stupid question… but do dogs suffer from the same tick-borne diseases that we do (such as Lyme)?Posted 6 years ago
Yes.Posted 6 years ago
Those O’Tom twisters work ok as I can testify when a tick attached itself to my left nipple last year. My Mrs got it off with the twister but a blowtorch would probably have administered the same amount of pain!Posted 6 years ago
Very mild winter in certain parts of the UK.
Equals lots of bugs the summer.Posted 6 years ago
esselgruntfuttock – Member
Those O’Tom twisters work ok as I can testify when a tick attached itself to my left nipple last year. My Mrs got it off with the twister but a blowtorch would probably have administered the same amount of pain!
Of all the places to get a tick……..Posted 6 years ago
Ticks, not that bad, pulled 3 of these off the cat last weekPosted 6 years ago
Not in the UK though.
Cats been getting ticks for the last couple of weeks. Had to get one from the middle of his whiskers the other day.
We do have a lot of Deers around us. Time for some tick collars for him and the dog.Posted 6 years ago
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