Plant Swap

Go Back   Plant Swap > Garden Talk > Pests


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-31-2012, 02:34 PM
Xeolyte's Avatar
Xeolyte Xeolyte is offline
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Summerville, SC 8b
Posts: 2,682
iTrader: (20)

Thumbs downACK! Ticks!


Well I pulled my first tick of the season off my tummy last night - it was teeny tiny and still flat so it couldn't have been there long .. being such a mild winter we're probably going to have a bumper crop this year here in the south.

Just a heads up to start checking!!!
__________________
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-31-2012, 05:14 PM
Diane's Avatar
Diane Diane is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Zone 8 (Ala)
Posts: 5,902
iTrader: (32)
Thankful it was a flat one! YUK! Keep an eye open for those!
__________________





"Even if sin did come into the world through a woman....so did the Saviour!"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-31-2012, 05:20 PM
SwampLady's Avatar
SwampLady SwampLady is offline
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: 5, Newington, CT
Posts: 3,579
iTrader: (38)
Xeolyte I know just how you feel I have already pulled two of them off me and I am in zone 5 they are everywhere. I have been really careful to keep covered and tucked but somehow they managed to find me. Already had Lyme Disease once so I really am very vigilant. But we had such a mild winter we are already inundated with little flies, mosquitoes, and ticks. I just dread what will happen when the weather gets warmer we will be in for a bumper crop of bugs.
__________________
Reputation is what men and women think of us; Character is what God and angels know of us
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-02-2012, 12:39 AM
calinromania's Avatar
calinromania calinromania is offline
Bush
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ROMANIA-Z 6
Posts: 1,108
iTrader: (4)
Send a message via MSN to calinromania Send a message via Yahoo to calinromania
WOW. Ticks!
I haven't really found them in my flower garden. But...we got acquainted when I went out in the fields where cows graze. They're horrible!
There was a bunck like grapes on our cow's neck.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-05-2012, 06:44 AM
suzydaze's Avatar
suzydaze suzydaze is offline
Blade of Grass
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arkansas, zone 7b
Posts: 127
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Yahoo to suzydaze
hate the ticks, chiggers are bad here I usually put out a bag of sevin dust of bug killer all over my yard. It doesn't kill everything but it does help keep them down some.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-05-2012, 07:17 AM
Xeolyte's Avatar
Xeolyte Xeolyte is offline
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Summerville, SC 8b
Posts: 2,682
iTrader: (20)
I found another one on me last night .. again it was flat and tiny thankfully.
__________________
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-05-2012, 12:18 PM
fearadyn's Avatar
fearadyn fearadyn is offline
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Altoona Pa zone 5
Posts: 3,503
iTrader: (40)
Be careful there girl, the tinier they are the more likely they are lyme ticks. I've seen a lyme infection in progress, they looked to be about the size of the head of a very small pin and there was a bullseye ring of red inflamed skin around it.

You could get ya some guinea hens, they love to go for ticks in the yard

Not too bad in my yard this year, but then I havn't gone trampen thu the woods as much, yet
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-05-2012, 01:13 PM
Xeolyte's Avatar
Xeolyte Xeolyte is offline
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Summerville, SC 8b
Posts: 2,682
iTrader: (20)
Thankfully I get a massage every 2 weeks and my masseuse always grabs her flashlight and checks all the places I can't so hopefully I don't miss any.
__________________
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-05-2012, 09:39 PM
mintygirl's Avatar
mintygirl mintygirl is offline
Flowering Shrub
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Klamath/Keno - Oregon - Zone 6
Posts: 713
iTrader: (4)
Get some chickens We have about 15 or so & they LOVE to eat the ticks
__________________
Wishing I was on the other side...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-06-2012, 06:34 AM
Xeolyte's Avatar
Xeolyte Xeolyte is offline
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Summerville, SC 8b
Posts: 2,682
iTrader: (20)
I had actually thought about getting chickens for their epic bug eating abilities but they are just too noisy - someone a few blocks over from me has them and it seems like the rooster doesn't shut up ever.
__________________
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-06-2012, 09:07 AM
mintygirl's Avatar
mintygirl mintygirl is offline
Flowering Shrub
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Klamath/Keno - Oregon - Zone 6
Posts: 713
iTrader: (4)
Yeah they are noisy :\ I tend not to even notice it anymore though, maybe it's just me.
The guineas are what annoy me, we have 3 & they are like watch dogs, anyone comes on the property and/or too close to them & it's like all hell breaks loose.
__________________
Wishing I was on the other side...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-08-2012, 09:44 AM
suzydaze's Avatar
suzydaze suzydaze is offline
Blade of Grass
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arkansas, zone 7b
Posts: 127
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Yahoo to suzydaze
you'd get use to the nose after a while
Reply With Quote
Reply
-->

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005-2018 VIX-WomensForum LLC. All Rights Reserved.