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    Default Tick Report-hiker poll

    So I've read the deer tick population is supposed to explode this season.

    How many ticks have you picked in the past week? What was the Nearest landmark, shelter, road when you discovered your hitch-hiker


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    I went out three weeks ago without permethrin infused clothing and had three ticks of two varieties. Went out this past weekend with permethrin and ... nothing.
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    Picked 5 deer ticks off me just walking in the back yard last Sunday. 10 miles west of the AT/I 90 crossing in Becket, MA http://www.caryinstitute.org/science...s/tick-project

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    DH had a tick a few days ago in southern PA (not AT but near Caledonia SP).

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    Several hikes here in the South; no ticks so far.

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    Here in Roan and haven't had any found yet

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    Working out in the yard this week here in Central New Hampshire and they are out. Plenty thus far but I don't know if they are any worse than the last few years at this same time.

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    Haven't seen a tick this yr. Did have some poppy seeds from a bagel fall on my shirt though.

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    No ticks in va after a few day section, no permethrin or big spray.

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    They are really bad in Connecticut so far this year.
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    Did a section on the BMT from Three Forks to the Hwy 60 crossing, found one tick back at home. Didn't attempt to identify it, just flushed it.

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    Cumberland Trail in TN: Brady Mountain section - one tick recent hike. Adjacent Black Mountain section - 3 ticks on hike last year, including one that was small enough to be a deer tick, but it might have been a nymph.

    Never noticed a tick on any of more than a dozen other CT sections. But had them in this area.

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    No ticks yet in East Tennessee though its been very warm in the last week. Saw my first mosquito tonight.

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    Had a tick come off my pack in Hot Springs a couple weeks ago, but haven't seen any since then.

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    One tick on foothills trail on forehead of fellow hiker. I am doing Permethrin treatments to my hiking clothes this week.

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    Haven't gotten any ticks on the trail, but my dog has had a couple this spring already.
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    I live about 1.5 mile from the AT in NJ by Waywayanda State Park... I was doing some spring clean up yard work over the weekend and had 7 ticks on me. No Deer Ticks, all wood ticks.

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    Already had a few in Eastern Mass, and haven't even gotten outside much yet. Last year I saw one all year down here, none on the trail.

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    Ticks, dog & deer are out in full force here in W. MA. 4 of us picked off a dozen or more yesterday. Recent warm weather has turned them them on.

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    Lotsa ticks in NY. Several days ago after a short local hike I found 3 or 4 on my pants legs when not using permethrin, none on subsequent hikes with permethrin-treated pants. Hiked today with a friend and he sprayed deet on his pants and I sprayed it on my legs (wearing shorts) and no problems.

    If I were camping I would slather everything in permethrin.

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