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blessteve
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 02:43 PM 03/17/08 (CST)
How bad is the tick population around Virginia?
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 04:46 PM 03/17/08 (CST)
It depends on the year. Last year some parts of Minnesota had horrible tick populations. But it really depends on the season.

Last summer I heard reports coming from the BWCA that some people were finding hundereds of them after a few portages through the woods. There is a BWCA forum that I check out now and again that had one person report that his wife stopped counting them when she reached 700.

Normally all of northern MN has ticks and it should be routine to check yourself when coming out of the woods but normally its pretty manageable. You'll find maybe one or two at most if any at all, i wouldn't expect to find any more then that.

If you stay out of the deep woods and specifically tall grass you can probably avoid all of them. stay in the boat and you won't find a single one.




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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 07:57 PM 03/17/08 (CST)
Sure, there are ticks all over Minnesota, but the ones to really look out for are Deer Ticks or as they are known, Blacklegged Tick. Deer ticks are normally found in central and southeast Minnesota but are now spreading North and West. Last year, in Minnesota, the highest risk of Lyme disease was in the east-central part of the state between the Twin Cities and Duluth.




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 10:17 PM 03/17/08 (CST)
I think when I move up to Virginia I will get
some of those guinie hens. I have read they are
tick eating fools. Staying out of the woods really
is not an option for me.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 08:45 AM 03/18/08 (CST)
Ticks really aren't anything to worry about. If you check yourself everytime you are in the woods you will be just fine.

I heard that it takes a deer tick awhile to latch on and actually have a chance to trasmit lyme disease so a good check each day will solve the problem.

The bigger ticks which are far more common are a little creepy but they will take days to start really digging into you so you have plenty of time to get them off.

In reality its the mosquitos that will really bug you.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 10:07 PM 03/19/08 (CST)
Mosquitos?

It is to cold in Northern Minnesota
for mosquitos.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 08:33 AM 03/20/08 (CST)
Have you ever been to Northern MN?

Mosquitos are commonly known as the Minnesota state bird.


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 07:56 PM 03/20/08 (CST)
wink smileywear light clothes and tuck your pants into your socks after spraying them with off
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 01:34 PM 03/21/08 (CST)
I wouldn't be so worried about the ticks in northern mn. Its the hicks ya gotta worry about. smile smiley
Cause the language and life starts to rub off on ya dont ya know.

All kidding aside early spring is the worst for ticks. Just wear some tight clothes and use a quality bug dope.

Otherwise you'll have to start checkin in places where you never thought you had places. smile smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 02:53 PM 03/22/08 (CST)
I will probablly become one of those hicks.
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