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    Nature Bites Back !!

    An interesting article that should be shared.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22468181

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    Ray Mears has had it too

    Sadly the BBC article gives no advice on tick removal for more info follow the link below

    http://www.bada-uk.org/defence/remov...ickremoval.php
    Last edited by Silverback; 12-05-2013 at 10:28 PM.
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    Lars Monsen has been battling Lyme desease for a year now....
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    I know someone who got bit last year. They were quickly diagnosed and are all sorted now, but even with swift treatment, they were very ill for a good couple of months. Certainly an eye opener.

    Now I am no expert, but I think that unlike Wayne's helpful line, this video, that is one of the top result for the search - How to remove a tick; could actually do more harm than good.

    How many errors did you spot?
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    I see we're ticking all the boxes.......... Sorry couldn't help it
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    Interesting that they recommend insect repelant with deet whereas on the bada website ray endorses an all natural product. http://goo.gl/plZ7O http://goo.gl/Bc0Fi
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    Thanks for the heads up!

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    I bought me some tick twisters a few weeks ago http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=281101103499
    As far as I am aware, I have never been bitten by a tick, but I wanted to keep some twisters in my pack as a just-in-case.
    We get chiggers here, they bite n make you itchy n scratchy. Loads of horse flies here too.

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    Up here we have not had them until now. But with the climate change, they have spread this far north too.

    I guess I have to learn how to protect myself and the kids. I was vaccinated against lyme I think when we deplyed overseas with the army. Perhaps I should find out if that one is still good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kernowek Scouser View Post

    Now I am no expert, but I think that unlike Wayne's helpful line, this video, that is one of the top result for the search - How to remove a tick; could actually do more harm than good.
    Exactly...I have become a little good at removing them off the dog - never had one on myself...yet. I know our dogsbodies have had them particularly down in the south
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