Hillscreek Posted May 6, 2017 Share Posted May 6, 2017 The deer tick population round here is the highest it has been in years, due the last three warmer winters. Angus has his Bravecto year round now and is fully protected. Me not so much. What was that itching under my chin? Thought a mosquito bite and really tried to leave it alone. But for a couple of days it bothered me. It was a difficult location to see but eventually I got a mirror and saw a black spot. Went to doc and sure enough it was a tick buried in there. Amazingly it had not bitten me. It was tangled up in the tissue of that jowly flesh many of us old ladies have. Doc laid me on my back, bent over and twisted it off. She said folks are coming into the surgery every day and sometimes more than just one person. She gave me an instrument to twist a tick off which was very similar to a doggy one I have. She put me on Doxy for ten days - just like Angus had. She said it was just an extra precaution as the tick was not engorged and appeared not to have bitten me. Where was the human Bravecto I wondered? Nothing for humans only for dogs. So to all of you in deer country. When out on a walk or hike wear long sleeves, long pants, a hat and spray your clothing with insect repellent. Check yourself each day when you come back inside. Those little b****rs are very small and hard to see. If you deal with the tick right away no problem if not and Lyme disease takes hold it can be very debilitating. Take care. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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