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You said it.  Certainly not confined to eastern VT, since we have 
the the little deer ticks here in abundance, as you say, from 
snow melt to June and again in fall.


Jane

Shoreham

Elizabeth Alton wrote:

> As far as ticks go....we see ticks in Vermont ANYTIME there is no snow on 
> the ground. When we had a winter w/o snow until Feb, my veterinary office had 
> calls about ticks on dogs right through Feb until there were several inches 
> of snow on the ground. Lyme disease is also a big concern with dogs in 
> Vermont and becoming more so all the time with people in Vermont. Good advice to 
> check for ticks anytime you return home from being outdoors. Deer ticks, 
> the ones that transmit Lyme Disease, are especially active in early Spring 
> (snow melt-early June) and fall (Sept- until snow cover) when it is their 
> breeding season. 
> 
> Liz (lives in Georgia) 
> 
> In a message dated 5/3/09 5:58:02 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:
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>>Just to give folks a haeds-up, we have gotten 3 ticks in the last three 
>>days.  We have been to Boston Lot Lake in Lebanon, Barnard VT, and Herrick's 
>>Cove. 
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>>The Army & the CDC have sites describing tick removal strategy: 
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>>chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/ento/TickEduc/Tickremoval.pdf
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>>www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/Lyme/ld_tickremoval.htm<
>>http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/Lyme/ld_tickremoval.htm>
>>
>>Good birding & check for extra wildlife when you get home!
>>
>>Kate Olgiati
>>Dory Rice
>>Barnard
>>
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