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    Default Tick control week,

    Just an interesting article and a reminder to check well and regularly, I use a 50% deet spray when sleeping out, around trouser hems\boot tops(it doesnt melt anything any more so no worries) have fun chaps,

    Borreliosis and Associated Diseases Awareness UK

    Woodlore article re Ticks

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    I picked up a passenger at the weekend. It looks like I've been hit with a paintball now.

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    Tick filled paintballs? surely the ultimate weapon!

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    I've been telling everyone that a lady did it so that I look like a right stud.

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    How come Deet doesn't melt steering wheels anymore Dave?

    I'm a permethrin user myself
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    The original stuff was in a suspension that reacted V badly with plastic and some clothing materials, I think I still have a tee shirt that has the look of being moth eaten but the amount of deet that it was soaked it prior to a trip to South America any moths within a 30 meter radius would die( big bin full of a 90% mix to soak uniform and kit), iirc about ten years ago the majority of suppliers like life venture, jungle formula and ultrathon changed to a more oil based suspension to 1, stop the contact reaction and 2, increase the protective time between applications, I like permetherin, it and deet are two of those things that just work!

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    Sorry my bad, thought id check myself, its deet itself that is the solvent but the suspension its in inhibits the solvent properties

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    Another one for Permetherin, got a tick on my trouser leg that had permeth on them it fell off virtually straight away.

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    Its cracking stuf! I had some detail of some great new stuff for dogs, will dig it out.

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    I hate ticks. I've been pretty successful in avoiding them so far but that's because I keep everything buttoned down and belted up. The only times I've picked one or two up is when I have been squatting, er, attending the call of nature, so maybe some deterrent is worthwhile in those "delicate" moments

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