Agree on the medical visit wholeheartedly; there are other pathogens from ticks that are nasty too. Also note that not all folks who contract Lyme's manifest the flulike symptoms... some can be almost asymptomatic including the erythematous ring (red bullseye). Also worth repeating to NOT use kerosene, blown-out matches, or other mean stuff to make the tick withdraw; it can make them regurgitate high-count barf from their gut. Remove by grasping with tweezers near the head so you don't squeeze the body, and gently pull. I've even excised the pad of flesh they're in. Then you can torture them all you want... I feed them to my carnivorous plant collection, especially the sundews, so they're slowly digested alive mwaah aaahhhh aaaahhhhh! Little bas***ds seem to appreciate the irony :mad: . Did I mention I hate ticks?
Bees, brews and fun
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