Great post, moss. Thanks for sharing. I'd be interested in hearing your methods or anyone else's methods for trying to keep the ticks off of you, and for finding them and getting them off quickly and safely if the ticks do manage to get on you anyway. I'd be thinking that a mirrored box big enough to walk inside of would be a helpful thing to own. I hear the ticks like to try to hide in spots on the body that are not easy to inspect.Yeah, this why the current administration’s moves to strip away pre-condition protection from the Affordable Care Act are particularly eggregious. Anyone suffering chronic illness is f’d.
I finally got Lyme 2 year ago after probably hundreds of attached deer ticks going back many years. Recovered well but it was not fun getting there. Couple years before that “Southern Tick Associated Rash Syndrome” aka STARS from a Lone Star Tick in Maryland, docs in Boston had no clue, no treatments, I recovered, flattened me for a month.
In my area eastern Mass. every deer tick does not carry pathogens so it’s roulette. For me getting them off within 12 hours has worked, the one that got me was on for longer than 24.