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Old 07-03-2014, 12:18 PM   #11
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Chief was right to place ticks at the top of his list. The other insects are just a momentary irritation, unless a person has an allergic reaction to them.

An infected tick, if it's infected and not all are, can mean years, decades a lifetime of suffering it its bite isn't treated immediately: Like IMMEDIATELY.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:27 PM   #12
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Chief was right to place ticks at the top of his list. The other insects are just a momentary irritation, unless a person has an allergic reaction to them.

An infected tick, if it's infected and not all are, can mean years, decades a lifetime of suffering it its bite isn't treated immediately: Like IMMEDIATELY.
I beg to differ. I believe that mosquitoes are the animal that is responsible for more human deaths than any other animal (humans are second). Think yellow fever, malaria, ...
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:28 PM   #13
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I'm not usually allergic to mosquitoes, but I have been bitten so much on two occasions that I swelled up. The second time the pharmacist recommended an anti-histamine and that helped a lot.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:38 PM   #14
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I never get bit by mosquitos, but DH gets totally bit up. I told him it's because he eats a lot of sweets and I don't.

They say that Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil will keep them away.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:40 PM   #15
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I beg to differ. I believe that mosquitoes are the animal that is responsible for more human deaths than any other animal (humans are second). Think yellow fever, malaria, ...

That's right, number 1 killer in the animal kingdom.


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Old 07-03-2014, 12:42 PM   #16
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I never get bit by mosquitos, but DH gets totally bit up. I told him it's because he eats a lot of sweets and I don't.

They say that Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil will keep them away.
They say lots of things work against mosquitoes. The only one I have heard (here) that I haven't tried yet is citronella. The only thing that works for me so far is DEET, the stuff in Muskol and Deep Woods Off.
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I beg to differ. I believe that mosquitoes are the animal that is responsible for more human deaths than any other animal (humans are second). Think yellow fever, malaria, ...
You're right, taxlady---- mosquitoes ARE responsible for many deaths. I was speaking about insects/arachnids in the U.S. and probably the UK.

To explain my post, I didn't say that ticks were responsible for many human deaths, to the extent that malaria transmitting mosquitoes are in tropical countries. Perhaps you mis-read my post?

(But I know many people who suffer from long-term Lyme who, at their darkest hours, almost wish for death. )

But they (infected ticks) have been documented as the reason for many a heart block death and other serious comorbidities.

According to the CDC almost all of the cases of malaria in the US are from people who have traveled to other parts of the world. And thank goodness they can receive treatment here.

Edit here---- my bolding isn't yelling---- it's simply to draw attention to a certain phrase or word.
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They say that Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil will keep them away.
I've heard that it will keep mosquitoes away also. Not so much, ticks. I had one dog that would get huge swellings at mosquito bite sites. I think she would have preferred a mosquito bite than the smell of that bath oil.
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You're right, taxlady---- mosquitoes ARE responsible for many deaths. I was speaking about insects/arachnids in the U.S. and probably the UK.

To explain my post, I didn't say that ticks were responsible for many human deaths, to the extent that malaria transmitting mosquitoes are in tropical countries. Perhaps you mis-read my post? And you probably just mis-spoke that ticks are animals? I know you don't think that.

(But I know many people who suffer from long-term Lyme who, at their darkest hours, almost wish for death. )

But they (infected ticks) have been documented as the reason for many a heart block death and other serious comorbidities.

According to the CDC almost all of the cases of malaria in the US are from people who have traveled to other parts of the world. And thank goodness they can receive treatment here.
I was only disagreeing with this part of your post, "The other insects are just a momentary irritation, unless a person has an allergic reaction to them." Your statement may be true in North America, nowadays, but it wasn't always true.

Maybe we define animals differently. Ticks are in the animalia kingdom. That's what I consider animals.
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Maybe we define animals differently. Ticks are in the animalia kingdom. That's what I consider animals.
You're right, of course.
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