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Bitten by a tick?

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Just been watching the news on TF1 and I was not aware that there had been a request for people to send ticks to the INRA who are testing them for Lyme disease and putting together a map of high risk areas. If I'd known, I would have sent the one that bit OH the other day that I had to take off him. I always carry the tick removers that I have used on dogs and that is what is recommended that should be used if you are bitten. If you use any other way to take them off then you risk them pushing their saliva into you.
So if you are bitten and want to help the research, take a look here for the address http://ephytia.inra.fr/fr/C/25888/Signa ... otre-tique

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Prevention is better - treat your clothes to kill the ticks before you get bitten. As soon as you get bitten, you are at risk.

https://sectionhiker.com/permethrin-soak-method-guide/

Edit - Added this link to a video from a guy in Ontario Canada who outlines the way he treats his clothes, but be aware when talks about 5% dilution he means 0.5% dilution, he should have corrected this on the video.



His website has some quite interesting stuff on it if you like that sort of thing - he generally puts a new video up every week.

https://myselfreliance.com/
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Took Mme Mutt to the vets today & asked where the regular receptionist was.
It appears she's very ill in hospital with Lyme Disease after being bitten by a tick here at Earths End.
That's me not wearing me shorts in the field anymore :cry:

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I got one in my side about a month ago. 1st time. A nurse friend got it out and told me to keep an eye on it. It was only a fortnight later I realised she meant the wound. I've chucked the tick away now.

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Fitter wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:53 pm
Prevention is better - treat your clothes to kill the ticks before you get bitten. As soon as you get bitten, you are at risk.

https://sectionhiker.com/permethrin-soak-method-guide/
Completely agree with the fact that prevention is better, however there is a problem because a lot of people are getting bit not when hiking but also when in their own gardens or strolling through a park. That piece of information was from one of the scientists from the INRA on the news report.

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There seem to be more around now.
Th best way imo is to check yourself every evening to see if any are attached. Like we used to do with our dog.
If they're only on for a short time they're easier to remove and haven't had time to pass on their germs (if any. They don't all carry disease.)

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PatF wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:16 pm
There seem to be more around now.
Th best way imo is to check yourself every evening to see if any are attached. Like we used to do with our dog.
If they're only on for a short time they're easier to remove and haven't had time to pass on their germs (if any. They don't all carry disease.)
I was told there had been an explosion in numbers and consequently the percentage of infected ticks is lower.

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