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Old 10-31-2019, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Shamis View Post
You're lucky you don't live in the northeast. Around here the most common ticks are deer ticks and dog ticks. Out of the deer ticks, about 30% of them carry lyme (see ticklab.org). So based on your numbers you'd almost certainly have gotten it by now. But it's pretty rare in Ohio/Kentucky.
I don't know much about where Lyme is or isn't but I do know deer ticks from dog ticks and have been bitten often by both, including in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Maine. Perhaps I should have been or have been infected by now, but I don't think so.

My point is not that Lyme isn't real or serious but that yanking the suckers off and maintaining a calm and accurate and reasonable awareness of risk and symptoms seems adequate. I don't care for overreaction.
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