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Ticks #6552722
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(CBS News) — There are new concerns about previously rare types of tick-borne diseases being seen more frequently in the United States. The black-legged tick, for example, not only spreads Lyme disease it can also transmit a serious virus called powassan that may have killed one man and made another sick in New Jersey.

CBS News’ Dr. David Agus told “CBS This Morning” part of what’s behind the rise in ticks in parts of the U.S. where they are traditionally found is climate change.

“The weather is changing. Climate is changing and there are more mice, there are more food for the ticks,” he said. “As reforestation happens, as climate change happens, different areas of the country are getting more of these.”

Though there were about 60,000 cases of tick-borne diseases reported last year, Agus estimates that the real number of cases is probably over 300,000.

Some ways you can avoid tick-borne disease when spending time outdoors is to wear deet, tuck your pants into your socks, avoid tall grass, shower immediately after being outside and have someone check your body. If you get one though, time is of the essence, Agus warned.

“Take a straight tweezers, pull straight out and put the tick into alcohol. The quicker you remove it the better, cause it takes time before it can eject its saliva into you. The saliva is what contains the bacteria and the virus,” he said.

While most diseases like Lyme are treatable, there have been two cases of the powassan virus reported in New Jersey. It is not treatable.

“It’s got a 10 percent mortality rate and 50 percent of people who get this virus have permanent neurologic injury. So have someone search you for ticks and pull them off right afterward. Avoid it. Wear deet.”


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Re: Ticks [Re: MJM] #6552725
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I don't get the part about putting the tick into alcohol? Should that read clean the tick bite with alcohol?


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Re: Ticks [Re: MJM] #6552728
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Yep, it's definitely climate change lol, idiots.


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Re: Ticks [Re: MJM] #6552729
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Maybe that's meant to kill the tick and preserve it so it can be tested if need be later on. Wonder if ticks prefer clear alcohol or darker stuff like whiskey?

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Originally Posted by tlguy
Maybe that's meant to kill the tick and preserve it so it can be tested if need be later on. Wonder if ticks prefer clear alcohol or darker stuff like whiskey?


Hopefully, they don't test it with a breathalyzer. wink


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Re: Ticks [Re: MJM] #6552746
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I am sure that is to kill the tick. They say you should not squash them due to the fluids being spread. I am saving ticks for the ND health department to test and they give me alcohol pads to kill them in a zip lock bag.


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Found four ticks thus far this year. Never had a tick here for the past 70+ years. 20 miles South of Cleveland, OH in Medina County. My neighbors report ticks also. Our past few Winters have been mild. The coyote population has gone off the chart. IDK.


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I have way more ticks than I used to have here at the house. I just got five from the granddaughters, they were out side planting flowers and riding the horse. The kids are not here most the time. But I collect 50-100 tick a week off my wife and I and the dog. We used to get 5 to 10 a year.


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Re: Ticks [Re: MJM] #6552759
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Caught a beaver with ticks a couple weeks ago.It was loaded with them.Never seen a tick on a beaver in near 50 years trapping them.
Another nuisance beaver trapper also caught one 20 miles west of where I caught the one.Different watershed altogether.He has been trapping beaver for 45 years and this is the first time he has seen a tick on a beaver.
I have seen ticks on rabbits in the spring,and moose some years are loaded with ticks.
Good thing we are outside the area with lime disease.Closest area with confirmed limes is SSM.But I bet it is just a matter of time with the climate changing the way it is.

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Re: Ticks [Re: MJM] #6552761
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Originally Posted by MJM
I have way more ticks than I used to have here at the house. I just got five from the granddaughters, they were out side planting flowers and riding the horse. The kids are not here most the time. But I collect 50-100 tick a week off my wife and I and the dog. We used to get 5 to 10 a year.

I broadcast Wisdom Flowable on my property. Few times a summer. I get it at Tractor Supply and the main ingredient is Bifen I believe. It really kills em off pretty well.


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Re: Ticks [Re: MJM] #6552762
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100s on this one and the skunks are covered with them most years also!

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There was way more ticks in eastern ND than there was here ten years ago. Now there is more here than there was east of here ten years ago. I have no idea what the tick population is over east now. I don't go over and work there anymore. I feel they have just spread further west. I had days over east where I would pick 100 plus off me and the dog in the evening. I could get in the pickup and find a half dozen with out looking. Most the time around July they are about done here.


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Re: Ticks [Re: MJM] #6553021
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Hard to figure out the tick.
I am in the woods often here in Wisconsin and have not had one on me this year.
Some years it is not uncommon to have a dozen on you a day.
I am very cautious with them these days as my wife has struggled with Lyme Disease for several years.

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Zim, has your spring been wetter than normal? Ours has been real dry and they seem to be doing well.


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Mark,
I believe that is the case here also. Wet years skeeters, dry years tics. Deer flies inbetween.


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It's been really wet here and I've seen lots of ticks when out turkey hunting.


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I've started treating all of my clothes w Sawyer's, it's a bit expensive but seems to work really well. Have only found one on me all year.

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Climate change?
How come northern WI has always had ticks but southern WI never did?.
Been that way for since I was a kid in the '60's.

Now ticks are showing up in the southern 1/2

I've had 2 on me this spring.
1st time I have ever gotten a tick on me in the southern 1/2. I have first seen them on our cat a couple of years ago.
And I'm out in the woods for several hours pretty much every day.

I'm sure there are other reasons for the increase in ticks. But climate change is what the media wants to believe because it fits their narrative of whats wrong with the world.

Journalism died many years ago.

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Originally Posted by Dirty D
Climate change?
How come northern WI has always had ticks but southern WI never did?.
Been that way for since I was a kid in the '60's.

Now ticks are showing up in the southern 1/2

I've had 2 on me this spring.
1st time I have ever gotten a tick on me in the southern 1/2. I have first seen them on our cat a couple of years ago.
And I'm out in the woods for several hours pretty much every day.

I'm sure there are other reasons for the increase in ticks. But climate change is what the media wants to believe because it fits their narrative of whats wrong with the world.

Journalism died many years ago.



part of it may have been the soil types , south east WI is a lot of clay and I tend to find more ticks in sandy soil.

the other part is DDT was in major use on everything years ago and with so much of the southern half of the state in tillable acres it probably all got hit with DDT alot


I am not a big fan of sprays but I have been spraying the yard for mosquitoes the last few years the product also kills ticks.

my outdoor cloths get sprayed with permethrin and I have not come home with a tick since I started doing this about 4 years ago.


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Re: Ticks [Re: MJM] #6553280
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Originally Posted by MJM
Zim, has your spring been wetter than normal? Ours has been real dry and they seem to be doing well.



Yes Mark, we have had abnormal large amounts of precip here, both last fall and this spring.
A lot of snow this past winter also.
Rally, the deer flies are not as bad this year and believe me we have a ton of them usually by this time.
We have had below "normal" temps so far and that is keeping them down?

Zim

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