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    There are lots of ticks on the property up here in rural MB. I get Bravecto for the dog and haven't found any on him this year so far. Last year prior to getting his anti-tick stuff I would pull 10+ a day off the poor pup. I always tuck my pant legs into my socks during the peak spring tick season, even if I'm just walking across the driveway to the truck, you probably won't feel them crawl up your legs until they get up unpleasantly high, but you will usually feel them crawling right away on your upper body with the big dog ticks we have here.

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    Anyone know how to make DDT? It's been made since 1874, so it shouldn't be too hard.

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    I got a garden and wooded area is probably why I got them. Plus I just bought the place so the grass is extra thick in areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMcC View Post
    Anyone got good treatment to repel them from at least my sun porch. Also making them smell nice would be a plus.
    Here's some info I found when doing some research for my dog, Calvin. Sadly, he has Lyme but he's otherwise healthy and lives a great life. He isn't sufering from any of the symptoms.

    TICK PREVENTION

    What you really want is a product with permethrin in it, or just the concentrated stuff so you can mix your own. You can find it on Amazon, or even at TSC. DEET works too.

    Cover up. Wear pants and long sleeves. Keep your lawn mowed. Do a tick check when you come back in from the bush or an area with a high tick population.

    There are also flowers and plants you can add to your garden to help control the spread.

    https://dengarden.com/gardening/How-...icks-Naturally
    https://www.masterplanlandscapedesig...-control-ticks
    http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/fight...ick-repellents
    http://www.tickencounter.org/prevent...ur_own_clothes
    http://www.activ4pets.com/4-pet-safe...cks-and-fleas/

    For those with dogs:

    Revolution: fleas, ear mites , some worms, used for mange sometimes (sarcoptic mites), kills wood/dog ticks only - not the deer tick that causes lyme disease.

    Advantage 2: newest product, no tick protection, kills fleas at all life stages and lice, waterproof.

    Advantage Multi : fleas, mosquitoes, many kinds of worms, mites, no tick protection. Often used for mange.

    Advantix 2 : all kind of ticks (including deer/Lyme), lice, and repels mosquitoes, kills fleas before eggs are laid, mosquitoes, flies incl. blackflies, waterproof with correct shampoo, different colored boxes /numbers on the box, according to the dog's weight.

    Once green blades of grass start to appear, the fleas emerge/hatch. Don't wait too long folks to decide what you are going to use.

    https://www.revolution.com.au/treatm...tion-plan.aspx
    http://www.bayerdvm.com/show.aspx/pr...ge-ii-for-dogs
    http://www.bayerdvm.com/show.aspx/pr...multi-for-dogs
    http://www.bayerdvm.com/show.aspx/pr...k9-advantix-ii

    There are also collars available. Most - if not all - are not approved in Canada at this time. You can however order them from the US. Many owners of working dogs swear by these collars. I haven't tried them.

    A lot of these products can be ordered for less online. Also, many products are available under different names at places like TSC, where farmers usually buy their products for their livestock.

    Ticks are spreading like crazy. Get a good pair of tweezers or one of many tick removal tools. Some are overpriced, but they work well. Again, look at Amazon for good prices. Your local City Health Unit might have some too.

    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...triple-in-2015
    http://m.metronews.ca/#/article/news...s-to-know.html
    http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/public...cal-conditions

    We've removed 7 ticks from Calvin since November (yes there are ticks in November too), some of which were latched and engulfed. He already has Lyme and is being treated to manage potential symptoms.

    LYME

    "Lyme disease is one of the fastest spreading infectious diseases in the world. Please sign this petition asking the Canadian Government to reject the current draft Action Plan (Framework) for Lyme disease and FIX IT.

    The Framework must recognize the seriousness of this disease for all of us. Time is ticking. Canada has NO Plan. You could be the next BITE.

    Lyme Disease is carried by ticks, which are migrating all across Canada at an alarming speed. Canadian scientists predict that by the year 2020, 80% of the population in Eastern Canada (including Manitoba) will be living in a tick-populated area."

    Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/minister-ph...ction-plan-now

    The need to understsand Lyme Disease (Part 1) - https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1062047
    The need to understsand Lyme Disease (Part 2) - https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1062063

    My girlfriend works with the Kristy.

    https://www.facebook.com/kristy.woodgiles
    https://www.facebook.com/twoweekwindow

    I know someone who lives with Lyme. He's had it for about 20 years, but was misdiagnosed all that time. He's had to go for tests and treatments in the US. Though some people argue otherwise, diagnosis in Ontario is lacking.

    More info:

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...e-disease.html
    http://www.ontariolymediseaseclinic.com/Testing.htm https://www.ontario.ca/page/lyme-disease
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    Quote Originally Posted by awndray View Post
    Here's some info I found when doing some research for my dog, Calvin.
    Thanks for this, Awndray. That was a good read.
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    Crunched a couple of the little buggers today.

    They don't even bother me any more...
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    vinegar will kill ticks on contact
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    No, it won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awndray View Post
    Here's some info I found when doing some research for my dog, Calvin. Sadly, he has Lyme but he's otherwise healthy and lives a great life. He isn't sufering from any of the symptoms.

    TICK PREVENTION

    What you really want is a product with permethrin in it, or just the concentrated stuff so you can mix your own. You can find it on Amazon, or even at TSC. DEET works too.

    Cover up. Wear pants and long sleeves. Keep your lawn mowed. Do a tick check when you come back in from the bush or an area with a high tick population.

    There are also flowers and plants you can add to your garden to help control the spread.

    https://dengarden.com/gardening/How-...icks-Naturally
    https://www.masterplanlandscapedesig...-control-ticks
    http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/fight...ick-repellents
    http://www.tickencounter.org/prevent...ur_own_clothes
    http://www.activ4pets.com/4-pet-safe...cks-and-fleas/

    For those with dogs:

    Revolution: fleas, ear mites , some worms, used for mange sometimes (sarcoptic mites), kills wood/dog ticks only - not the deer tick that causes lyme disease.

    Advantage 2: newest product, no tick protection, kills fleas at all life stages and lice, waterproof.

    Advantage Multi : fleas, mosquitoes, many kinds of worms, mites, no tick protection. Often used for mange.

    Advantix 2 : all kind of ticks (including deer/Lyme), lice, and repels mosquitoes, kills fleas before eggs are laid, mosquitoes, flies incl. blackflies, waterproof with correct shampoo, different colored boxes /numbers on the box, according to the dog's weight.

    Once green blades of grass start to appear, the fleas emerge/hatch. Don't wait too long folks to decide what you are going to use.

    https://www.revolution.com.au/treatm...tion-plan.aspx
    http://www.bayerdvm.com/show.aspx/pr...ge-ii-for-dogs
    http://www.bayerdvm.com/show.aspx/pr...multi-for-dogs
    http://www.bayerdvm.com/show.aspx/pr...k9-advantix-ii

    There are also collars available. Most - if not all - are not approved in Canada at this time. You can however order them from the US. Many owners of working dogs swear by these collars. I haven't tried them.

    A lot of these products can be ordered for less online. Also, many products are available under different names at places like TSC, where farmers usually buy their products for their livestock.

    Ticks are spreading like crazy. Get a good pair of tweezers or one of many tick removal tools. Some are overpriced, but they work well. Again, look at Amazon for good prices. Your local City Health Unit might have some too.

    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...triple-in-2015
    http://m.metronews.ca/#/article/news...s-to-know.html
    http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/public...cal-conditions

    We've removed 7 ticks from Calvin since November (yes there are ticks in November too), some of which were latched and engulfed. He already has Lyme and is being treated to manage potential symptoms.

    LYME

    "Lyme disease is one of the fastest spreading infectious diseases in the world. Please sign this petition asking the Canadian Government to reject the current draft Action Plan (Framework) for Lyme disease and FIX IT.

    The Framework must recognize the seriousness of this disease for all of us. Time is ticking. Canada has NO Plan. You could be the next BITE.

    Lyme Disease is carried by ticks, which are migrating all across Canada at an alarming speed. Canadian scientists predict that by the year 2020, 80% of the population in Eastern Canada (including Manitoba) will be living in a tick-populated area."

    Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/minister-ph...ction-plan-now

    My girlfriend works with the woman in the video.

    I know someone who lives with Lyme. He's had it for about 20 years, but was misdiagnosed all that time. He's had to go for tests and treatments in the US. Though some people argue otherwise, diagnosis in Ontario is lacking.

    More info:

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...e-disease.html
    http://www.ontariolymediseaseclinic.com/Testing.htm https://www.ontario.ca/page/lyme-disease
    permethrin another product that military used to cause issues. Once we got back to Canada our combats were deemed hazmat because they were sprayed with it.

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