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“I'm new here, but have maybe what some of you may call a dumb question! I live in Southern Maine and my husband wants to plant a few pine trees in our backyard. Then someone burst his bubble telling him that pine trees will bring ticks! Can someone please direct me to some information or give your opinions on this? We were only thinking of planting maybe 3 or 4 of them, and they will be small to start. Do I need to be concerned with ticks? Thanks for your help!”
“Everything brings tics:( If you're in or near the woods, you're going to have tics.”
“I hate it when people forward bogus warnings, and I have even done it
myself a couple times unintentionally...but this one is real, and it's important. So please send this warning to everyone on your e- mail list.
If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks due to the warm weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up, DO NOT DO IT!! THIS IS A SCAM!! They only
want to see you naked.
I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid.”
“Ticks live in grass, on shrubs and low bushes, and on the lower branches of small trees. They're everywhere already. Just plant the trees.”
“They don't bring ticks but the do bring pine needles and cones which I have found to be equally annoying.
After living in AR you start to hate pine trees.”
Warning to guys....
“Crazy...don't know if you saw this but there is a warning about a robbery scam at WalMart and Big Box type stores.
I came out the other day and there were two attractive women between say 18 and 25 in short shorts and bikini tops.
They "say" they have to earn money for their sorority and they offer to wash your windshield. This they do quite well...then they ask for a ride to another shopping center.
Well they get in the back and as you are driving they start making out...then they ask if you would like to join in and it turns into a sex free for all.
When you get home later on...you notice your wallet has been taken.
Yeah it happened to me Last Wednesday, Thursday, Monday, twice yesterday....and hopefully sometime today.....”
“There you all go taking advantage of a neophite TT'er...”
“Hey hey hey Rocksee, I gave decent advice. ;)”
“well actually I have heard something similar that may have some validity - not for ticks however - chiggers like pine straw
I consider this probably true since the worst case of chiggers I ever had was from bushwhacking through some pine”
hey hey hey treebait
“Don't take it so personal- I was referring to XL and crazygurl. You and Hog are right on!”
“and just what the hell was wrong with my post? :)”
“didn't mean to leave you out of the righteous, good info group. You are officially a member.”
“It is so unusual for you to give right on advice Nimble...it probably wasn't expect! LOL ;-)”
“Now and then I try it just to see what it feels like. It don't feel good.”
“I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid.”
I must have heard this 50 times before. I still laugh everytime! :-)”
How to remove them safely
“I felt I needed to redeem myself after last week!
To Remove the entire Tick I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc. Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap- soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on it's own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me. Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, "It worked!"”
this just circulated our office 3wks ago
“Haven't had a chance to try it out get- the spray worked last time.”
“i've never really understood the whole "removing a tick" problem...i've never had problems, just grab at the head a pull...works every time”
“from the site HOI posted:
Remove a tick from your skin as soon as you notice it. Use fine-tipped tweezers to firmly
grasp the tick very close to your skin. With a steady motion, pull the tick’s body away from your skin. Then clean your skin with soap and warm water. Throw the dead tick away with your household trash.
Avoid crushing the tick’s body. Do not be alarmed if the tick’s mouthparts remain in the skin. Once the mouthparts are removed from the rest of the tick, it can no longer transmit the Lyme disease bacteria. If you accidentally crush the tick, clean your skin with soap and warm water or alcohol.
Don’t use petroleum jelly, a hot match, nail polish, or other products to remove a tick.
yes, but what i'm saying is i've never had a problem doing this by hand...and what's all this talk about crushing the body...they're friggin hard, you have to use a pocket knife to crush them, at least when they're still small
last edited: 5/08/07 11:00:50 AM”
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