Another good resource for tick information is the Tick Encounter Resource
Center at the University of Rhode Island: http://www.tickencounter.org
And this discussion has been a good reminder that it's still too early to
put away the DEET and Permethrin.
On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 7:52 AM, Brennan Michaels and John Beattie <
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> The info on the Dept of health website is definitely much improved. There
> is still some misinformation. Doctors who are researching Lyme disease
> believe that this window which was originally 48 hours and now on the
> website has at least shortened to 36 hours, is actually much shorter. They
> are believing that the transmission time can be a few hours, so do not be
> complacent about removing a tick and check at least every day.
> The website also says there are two other diseases that deer ticks carry,
> anaplasmosis and babesiosis. The truth is there are many more, now even
> including encephalitis and Powassan virus, both of which can be fatal. That
> info should be on the website along with the other several pathogens that
> come with Lyme.
> Also we spray the perimeter of our yard and have always felt safe on our
> short clipped lawn which is sunny. But this year in going bare foot I found
> a nymph attached to my toe. This season for some reason there were many
> rabbits coming onto the lawn and in reading about that I discovered that
> rabbits carry and drop nymphs. So horror, now the lawn was not safe. I
> think people need to be aware of this in the Spring.
> brennan michaels
> On Nov 8, 2013, at 9:17 PM, Bruce MacPherson wrote:
> > The bad news is that the population of black-legged tick adults peaks in
> the fall. I brushed 6 ticks off my clothing last Friday (a warm day) after
> a walk through the LaPlatte River Marsh NA in Shelburne. Unfortunately (for
> me), I missed one that attached to my shoulder and had to be removed and
> escorted to the flush.
> > The good news is that most infections are transmitted by nymphs during
> the summer. Adult ticks are large enough that they can be recognized and
> removed within the 24-36 hour window after attachment and embedding before
> infection occurs. The nymphs are tiny and often go unrecognized before they
> have done their damage.
> > The VT Dept of Health has some very good information about Lyme disease
> prevention that every birder should read. The website can be found at
> healthvermont.gov then click on Lyme disease.
> > Bruce MacPherson
> > South Burlington
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sue Wetmore <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: VTBIRD <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 7:29 pm
> > Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Ticks
> > Spray for clothing has been effect as a first defense against ticks. It
> > available at our Blue Seal store or EMS store.
> > Sue Wetmore
> > TestSent from my iPod
> > On Nov 8, 2013, at 7:21 PM, Courtney Appleyard <[log in to unmask]>
> >> They have been hideous where I am in Manchester too - my husband had 3
> in a
> > week and I had one that had to have been on me for days… quite
> disgusting and
> > unsettling! Our doctor has given us refills on the doxycycline rescue
> > Our dogs have Frontline but it's doing NOTHING!