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ArtL
11-12-2009, 11:14 AM
I'm wondering how the rest of you keep the deer ticks off of you. I have had them get on me and I don't like it very much. A couple of friends have lime disease, and one is still having problems after a few years. I have tried sprays with DEET, but nothing seems to work.

tucker301
11-12-2009, 11:33 AM
The only way to completely prevent them from getting on you is to stay indoors when the weather is such that they are active.

Not always practical.

I don't bother trying to prevent them.
But when I think I've come into contact with them I immediately isolate my clothing and wash it, and I take a hot shower and carefully check for ticks on my body.

timb99
11-12-2009, 12:05 PM
Look for a product called premethrin.

You put it on your clothing, let it dry over night.

Supposed to kill ticks on contact.

TMAC
11-12-2009, 01:45 PM
Premethrin works.

I have a lab who contracted Lymes disease about 3 years ago, almost lost him so its not just you to worry about so keep an eye on your best friend too.

Front Line or equiv products help, flee and tick spray, and if your pet really got into them a good shower of flea and tick shampoo will take care of the rest.

Deer ticks carry Lymes, and its bad news if you get it.

Matt D
11-13-2009, 09:38 AM
There is a permethrin spray labeled for use on clothing called "Permanone" that works well as a tick control product.

TMAC is "right on" about Merial Frontline for dogs.

ArtL
11-16-2009, 05:24 PM
There is a permethrin spray labeled for use on clothing called "Permanone" that works well as a tick control product.

TMAC is "right on" about Merial Frontline for dogs.

Thanks.... I just ordered some and now I will wait. Got 4 ticks on me again today, and don't like that. I was on antibiotics for lime a few years ago.

tyson129
11-17-2009, 10:12 AM
Thanks.... I just ordered some and now I will wait. Got 4 ticks on me again today, and don't like that. I was on antibiotics for lime a few years ago.
That is really bad to hear ArtL, They are moving up from you to us here in Maine really fast. 10 years ago we never worried about ticks here in Central Maine, but now they are everywhere!
I will have to pick some Tick Killer up as well, let me know how that stuff works on these Northern Ticks!
Thanks in Advance!

ArtL
11-17-2009, 11:21 AM
That is really bad to hear ArtL, They are moving up from you to us here in Maine really fast. 10 years ago we never worried about ticks here in Central Maine, but now they are everywhere!
I will have to pick some Tick Killer up as well, let me know how that stuff works on these Northern Ticks!
Thanks in Advance!

I have been luck so far as they were just walking around on me and not attached. I have been on antibiotics for the problem and really don't want lime disease. I have some friends that do and it has really been bad for one. He is in suck tough shape that he had to retire. He got the disease before they really understood what was going one, and he wasn't treated. If I have any doubt I get to the doctor immediately.

kenny61
11-17-2009, 11:51 PM
I had two in me and a whole bunch on me the other day. As for the dog I use frontline and he has also received a lyme vaccine. My vet says it seems to be working and no dogs have had a bad reaction to it.

Scoped
12-16-2009, 04:11 PM
I have also had good luck with premethrin.

410_bore
12-29-2009, 06:18 PM
Permethrin was originally extracted from chrysthanthemum flowers in the 1940's by Imperial Chemicals (the agricultural product division was merged into Syngenta about 1995) but now is synthesized. It is a safe and effective insecticide.

Here's something that is pretty cool. Gash a cherry or pear tree and it will exude a sticky, viscous gum over the period of two weeks. The tree produces this exudate to prevent insects from laying eggs and boring into the gash (insect pheromone repellent).

Take a knife and remove the exudate. And then apply it to the ends of your pants, shirt and collar (it will not harm clothing). I've never gotten ticks in my life. It sometimes really works well with blackflies, too, depending upon the weather. Just don't put it directly on your skin. Under the right conditions, you'll get a reaction that is really itchy.

410_bore
01-14-2010, 01:39 PM
There's also some sheep dip products that are used in a cleansing bath located on commercial sheep ranches. The sheep are immersed in a bath containing pyrethroids (synthetic permethrins) or diazinon (a very high LD50 organophosphate insecticide that we used to use quite often in our turf care against grubs). These products kill the lice and other chewing/sucking insects on the sheep and in it's fleece.

I've experimented with washing my hunting clothes in this bath but there doesn't seem to be much repellency toward deer ticks. Probably kills them on contact in the liquid state, though.

I would put some links to some interesting papers but since I'm a junior member here, I've got to post 10 items before I'm allowed to include links.

sepp
01-15-2010, 07:07 PM
Okay, this will be amusing...back in 83' when I first joined the military we were gettin tore up by chiggers and ticks during field exercises in Florida.

Spending several days in a foxhole dug armpit deep exposed us to lots of creepy crawlies. So, we would wear pantyhose to keep em from gettin at our legs. They were hot as **** to wear but they worked pretty well...at least for your lower torso.

No...I didn't try a halter top and bra for my chest and upper torso! :D

jonesbb630
02-03-2010, 07:14 PM
I had two in me and a whole bunch on me the other day. As for the dog I use frontline and he has also received a lyme vaccine. My vet says it seems to be working and no dogs have had a bad reaction to it.

Can you get a lyme vaccine for humans?:(

Matt D
02-05-2010, 04:29 PM
There was a human lyme vaccine on the market in the early 90's but was aken off the market after about 5 years. Lack of sales and side effects, becuase it was a live modified vaccine.

LV SANTI
02-17-2010, 03:33 AM
tight clothing

LV SANTI
02-17-2010, 03:34 AM
use under armor would work just as well as the panty hose guy

LV SANTI
02-17-2010, 03:35 AM
oh almost forgot its kinda expensive butt worth it

Beanie Shooter
02-17-2010, 05:36 AM
Deet.....

It's worked for me BUT I found it a bit hard on my skin, the stuff I had was like a thick grease. Nasty but good for a whole range of bugs.

ATB Beanie Shooter

sdkidaho
03-11-2010, 01:03 AM
You can buy the permanone at almost any sporting goods store, or even Walmart has it.

http://www.greatoutdoorsdepot.com/repel-permanone-clothing-repellant.html

I spray all my outdoor gear down with it and haven't had any tick problems since doing so. It's worth the cost in my opinion.

Bondster
03-18-2010, 10:52 PM
premethrin +100

I got Lyme Disease two years ago. If you ever get it you won't go in the wood now without treating your clothing with some form of premethrin.

jonesbb630
03-28-2010, 04:17 PM
You can buy the permanone at almost any sporting goods store, or even Walmart has it.

http://www.greatoutdoorsdepot.com/repel-permanone-clothing-repellant.html

I spray all my outdoor gear down with it and haven't had any tick problems since doing so. It's worth the cost in my opinion.

Thanks, I will try that.:cool:

leid
04-21-2010, 07:45 PM
I have been using Permanone with Permethrin for almost a decade now with excellent results. And when the mosquitoes get extra bad, I will spray 100% DEET on top of that. A long-time friend & a co-worker both caught Lyme Disease, West Nile, and Spinal Meningitis all at the same time. I don't want any.

Dennis.33
04-22-2010, 04:37 PM
I use Repel permanone spray for clothing and gear. This is an insectiside you spray on the clothing and let dry. Do not spray on your skin! Use on hat,coat,gloves, face mask, pants, and boots.
Also do an web search for tick gators, which are a camo elastic that covvers the joint between your boots and pant cuffs. I have gone in the woods in May and when I've sat down I was covered by biting bugs. After 10 mins or so there is no bugs anywhere. This stuff will last a washing or two so you don't have to use it each time you go in the woods. The active ingredent is Permethin 0.5% I know ticks I live in CT.
Dennis

eddied
04-25-2010, 12:31 AM
You are all right about Permanone, I have been using it for about 15 yrs. Wal Mart has carried it for years. Just remember when you spray it on your clothes, be sure to do it outside and try not to inhale any of the vapors. Hang your clothes up and let them dry. No chiggars, ticks, or any biting varmint will get on you. Just be careful when spraying your clothes down with it.

harrydog
05-07-2010, 07:48 PM
I'm surprised that DEET doesn't work for you guys. It is a well proven repellent for ticks and mosquitos and is recommended by the CDC. It seems to work for me as long as I use a product with at least 30% DEET. And I think it is less of a health risk to humans and pets than permethrin.

cleefurd
05-08-2010, 07:01 PM
3 friends of mine contracted lyme's while we were stationed in Quantico.

Always check your hide within 24 hours, and you will be safe. After that, undectected ticks will begin to regurgitate into the bite site, which is when the spirochette is contracted.

One thing I did is consume a cup of red wine every evening. Might not work for others, but I NEVER got a tick after that, and prior to that I had from a couple, to dozens each day since we layed in on the firing line up to 40 hours a week during a tour on the Marine Corps Rifle Team as a full-time marksmanship competitor.

The clothing treatment seems like a very good measure also.

leid
05-08-2010, 10:56 PM
3 friends of mine contracted lyme's while we were stationed in Quantico.

Always check your hide within 24 hours, and you will be safe. After that, undectected ticks will begin to regurgitate into the bite site, which is when the spirochette is contracted.

One thing I did is consume a cup of red wine every evening. Might not work for others, but I NEVER got a tick after that, and prior to that I had from a couple, to dozens each day since we layed in on the firing line up to 40 hours a week during a tour on the Marine Corps Rifle Team as a full-time marksmanship competitor.

The clothing treatment seems like a very good measure also.

I just returned from a week of turkey hunting and long range rifle practice. Ran out of the original Permanone with Permethrin, WalMart was sold out of the newer REPEL/Permanone with Permethrin, so had to resort to using REPEL with 40% DEET on freshly washed camos. The 40% DEET did not appear to work nearly as well as Permanone with Permethin as I just pulled yet another tick out of my hide. Check real close every night then check again as cleefurd is spot-on with his 24 hour window. And I drank a little Merlot every night with dinner: no luck here unfortunately. But Lyme is not wide-spread down here in the south.

edistr
05-13-2010, 02:19 AM
i agree with tucker, just stay indoor! i've tryed a kind of spray but it didn't worked!

fikester
05-19-2010, 09:20 PM
Permethrin was originally extracted from chrysthanthemum flowers in the 1940's by Imperial Chemicals (the agricultural product division was merged into Syngenta about 1995) but now is synthesized. It is a safe and effective insecticide.

Here's something that is pretty cool. Gash a cherry or pear tree and it will exude a sticky, viscous gum over the period of two weeks. The tree produces this exudate to prevent insects from laying eggs and boring into the gash (insect pheromone repellent).

Take a knife and remove the exudate. And then apply it to the ends of your pants, shirt and collar (it will not harm clothing). I've never gotten ticks in my life. It sometimes really works well with blackflies, too, depending upon the weather. Just don't put it directly on your skin. Under the right conditions, you'll get a reaction that is really itchy.

will have to try this one.....