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Thread: Tick Advice Please

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    Tick Advice Please

    After shooting a couple of Reds this weekend the back of my pick up is full of ticks, apart from hosing it out any other suggestions on ways to get rid of them ie aerosol sprays etc.
    By three methods we may learn wisdom:
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    and third by experience, which is the bitterest

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    Napalm...

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    Buy permethrin. It is what we use in aircraft spray cans. Also used for killing wasp nests. Safe for humans. Can be used for spraying stalking clothing. I am just back from the SD week and did not have one tick or ked on me.

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    Any spray containing permethrin tends to f**k 'em up quite well.....

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    Perfect, just ordered some, thanks.
    By three methods we may learn wisdom:
    First, by reflection, which is noblest;
    Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
    and third by experience, which is the bitterest

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    Dave,
    hope the permethrin works but just wondered:-

    How long might ticks survive within a vehicle and remain a risk to its occupants?

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    Largely depends on whether they can find an area that is damp. Desiccation will kill them, but they are extremely tough, when GWCT scientists were keeping them in the freezer they could easily survive -30 as long as they were put between two pieces of sellotape to stop them drying out. In a moist spot they can live for many years.

    http://journals.cambridge.org/action...31182000013093

    R

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    Seem to remember dropping one in a pint glass of water, f***er was still alive a week later, some breath holding free diver eh?
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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