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I used to carry a sticky lint roller in my pack for tick removal; that works
pretty well.  Just routinely roll  it down your pants or your skin to grab
the little guys.

Susan Eaton
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO., MO
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On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM, Edge <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I carry masking tape--a roll in the car and several lengths wrapped around
> a pill bottle in my pocket.  It's very effective. I prefer it to duct tape.
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> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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> On Jul 15, 2010, at 8:19 AM, Chris Barrigar wrote:
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> Seed Ticks are now out and about in force.
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> I visited a river access on the Black River in Butler County last night,
> and I swear I didn't go through any tall grasses/weeds, but when I reached
> the truck to leave and did my "once over" for dear ticks, my pant legs were
> moving in a blurry digital haze with ~300-400 near microscopic devils.
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> The smallmouth bass were NOT biting last night. It's been a long time since
> I've been completely skunked fishing. A bit humbling. . .
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> Be sure to carry duct tape to help remove these from clothing. (I'd caution
> against using duct tape to remove seed ticks from skin - unless you shave
> your legs!).
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> Good (parasite free) Birding!
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> Chris Barrigar
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