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Old 07-07-2009, 02:45 PM
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Chigger Hill in Nashville was the worst I have ever seen.

I am fortunate. They don't mess with me too much. They seem to like pasty white guys and I am very dark skinned.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:47 PM
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To remove a tick, use tweezers... grab the critters head and slowly but firmly pull on it till it lets go!

Never use a match unless you want him to sploodge into your bloodstream.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:47 PM
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I tried a couple of new products to help with this issue.

One is called BullFrog. It is in a spritz bottle and did a great job. Plus it is SPF30 sunscreen.

Believe or not Avon's Skin So Soft kept the flies, skeeters, and most other things away. Not to sure about chiggers though.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:58 PM
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Not only are people somewhat "immune" to poison ivy (like myself), but I also have heard that certain people with certain blood types are "immune" to ticks as well. I should knock on wood right now, but I have never had a tick on me and I've been hiking for over 30 years and playing disc golf for 11 years. Every time I play with friends, they will have ticks embedded, but somehow I escape the terror. Ticks are smart little buggers and can see their chosen host walking toward them from almost 50 feet away. I'd rather see a bear on the fairway then to see a tick embedded in my skin! Lyme disease is a serious thing!
Interesting trivia about ticks and certain blood types. I've been out in woods my entire life and until I started disc golfing, never once encountered a tick (despite no bug spray, wearing shorts, etc.) I've been with people who have picked them up, but I'm always tick free. I've found two ticks on me, on my calf, and only one had bitten me, and even then he was barely attached even though he must have been there quite a while.

However, I do attract mosquitos like you wouldn't believe.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:21 PM
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Technu Extreme works great for poison ivy (and oak and sumac) for removing oils and for dealing with the itch if step one doesn't work.

The hot shower thing (after oils are washed off, of course!) works well for all manner of itch, I do it for mosquito bites, if possible just putting the effected body part directly under hot water so I can get it as hot as possible.

I have never gotten a tick, but my husband seems to pick them up fairly often. We picked up a "tick key" at REI, which might be a little gimmicky (tweezers work fine, I guess) but it works really well!
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:22 PM
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Also, I was immune to poison ivy until my mid-twenties and am no longer immune. Drat!
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:26 PM
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I haven't had an issue with poison oak/ivy as of yet.

Knock on wood (RW-Pro Roc )
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:34 PM
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However, I do attract mosquitos like you wouldn't believe.
Eat more garlic.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:57 PM
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Eat more garlic.
If I ate any more garlic, I'd be dead.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:03 PM
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Eat more garlic.
That'll help with the vampires as well. Also should help keep away the tweens with team edward shirts, unless that's your thing?
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