This Ticks Me OFF
There’s nothing fun, glamorous or exciting about TICKS!
I’ve been very careful about Where I hike of late because in Missouri in the summer, ticks abound! If you head out to the forest, grassy meadow or other isolated place, you are bound to pick up a few of these hitch hikers!
So when I decided to do another one of my “town hikes” (that’s where I strap up with the gear and head out around town for some needed training) I had no intention of being in any place where ticks live! However only after a few miles into my hike, I found a lovely old dirt road trail. It looked inviting, so off I went — traipsing thru the overgrowth with little concern for my well being!
After a few miles in to the “back country” I found my legs itching unmercilessly only to find I’d been attacked! Yes, ATTACKED by hundreds of seed ticks! They were all over me and biting! So I quickly made my way to a park restroom and”tried” to get them off…no luck!
I then redirected my path, the most direct route, and proceeded toward home for a good shower to get rid of the ticks…after 2 hot and soaping showers I think I finally rid myself of these nasty things!
So be careful out the rest….ticks carry a lot of diseases in particularly Lyme Disease — nasty thing! Make sue you larger up with some bug juice before heading out–it could make a huge difference in your happiness along the route!
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