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Old 01-08-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Big skies....woohoo
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The tick population has grown feverishly in the past 5 years in the midcoast. We went out in the woods one day last fall, and my dog had 21 ticks. YUCK.

 
Old 01-08-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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The tick population has grown feverishly in the past 5 years in the midcoast. We went out in the woods one day last fall, and my dog had 21 ticks. YUCK.
eeek! I can't stand ticks. :::shudder:::
 
Old 01-08-2008, 10:50 PM
 
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Go on Ayers Junction Road. Go past the tracks and venture into the grassy area.. If you don't get a tick then you are very lucky. Pembroke is loaded, as well as Charlotte. The lady that has the llamas had to spray the whole area they were in due to the vast number of ticks!!!!!
 
Old 01-09-2008, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Big skies....woohoo
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Ewwwww...I was hoping ticks hadn't migrated so far east..Guess I'll really have to start checking my dog when we are in Pembroke.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 06:34 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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When we were blueberry picking in the Wells and Kennebunk area we were covered with ticks. But, DH and I did have fun when we got home "checking for ticks".
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Florida&Eastport
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FYI: Be very careful about ticks...esp. deer ticks and Lyme disease.

Division of Infectious Disease > Lyme Disease Resource Center (http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/lyme_disease.htm - broken link)

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Old 01-13-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Maybe the extra cold winter will cut down the number of ticks next year...wishful thinking!
 
Old 01-14-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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If you fancy yourself city lady all prim, proper, cool, calm and collected with just the right amount of eye shadow and a blush that everyone "thinks" is your natural glow, do not read this. You have been warned.

Before you emerge to the great outdoors, take off all articles of clothing. If your hair is shoulder length or longer, pin it up. By sprayer bottle, apply a light coat of white distilled vinegar over every inch of you. Close your eyes and purse your lips when you spray your face. I know it's difficult to do your own back, but do what you can. Then spray DEET on top of that. A light layer. Use a cream on your face and apply with your hands. Then get dressed. Then you can go outside.

Oh, and I should mention that if you wear makeup, it'll never adhere to you. So you choose. You want to get all the "looks" or be comfortable?

If you're a Mainer, men are attracted to women who appear comfortable.

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Old 01-14-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Before you emerge to the great outdoors, take off all articles of clothing. If your hair is shoulder length or longer, pin it up. By sprayer bottle, apply a light coat of white distilled vinegar over every inch of you. Close your eyes and purse your lips when you spray your face. I know it's difficult to do your own back, but do what you can. Then spray DEET on top of that. A light layer. Use a cream on your face and apply with your hands. Then get dressed. Then you can go outside.
As a public service, I volunteer my services. I have my own spray bottles, vinegar and DEET.

Any lady who wishes to "take off all articles of clothing" and pin up your hair, I will gladly spray your entire body with alternate layers of vinegar and DEET. Your back side and any other hard to reach areas too.

I offer this service purely as a service to mankind, to my fellow Mainers, to you folks who I enjoy so much.

If there are any other layers of any oils or scents that you wish applied I would even be willing to volunteer my time to assist in that as well.

Just like when you are checking for ticks, they get everywhere. So you must check everywhere.

I also stock lemongrass oil, citronella oil, eucalyptus oil, peppermint, tea tree, I have a wide variety of oils that are each purported to have bug repellent properties.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Our sweet Forest! Always the helpful neighbor!!
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