Kick Those Goddam Ticks in the Ass!

Kick Those Goddam Ticks in the Ass

I had never even heard of ticks until about 20 years ago. The first time I actually saw one, was back in about 1999, when I pulled a few off one of my dogs. But, the first time I had one of those little bastards stuck in me, would have been around 2005 or so. I was taking a shower one day and I thought, “What the hell? I had three stuck in me, so I grabbed a pair of tweezers and very carefully pulled them out.

Most people know that ticks can be nasty little critters. The ones we need to be aware of are known as Black Legged Ticks. They used to call them Deer Ticks. Why the new name, I don’t know…. Some of these little pricks carry Lyme disease, which can really mess you up. We hear that spray repellent can help… keeping your pants tucked into your socks can help… avoiding dry, brushy areas in the summer can help… and doing a serious inspection at the end of the day can help too. And, I mean buck naked in front of the mirror. Those little things are not easy to spot and some are as small as a poppy seed. If you’re a dude and you’re as hairy as a Sasquatch (or, as Bubbles calls it, a “Samsquanch”) you better check carefully. And, if you’re a chick and you’re as hairy as a Sasquatch, you better start to shave on a regular basis…

The good news is that a tick must be embedded in your skin for at least 24 hours before there is any chance of acquiring Lyme disease. At least that’s what they’re telling us. And, most ticks that we see do not carry the disease. But, more and more people are getting infected every year, when 20 years ago, even 10 years ago, these cases were very rare.

If you have a chicken coop, chickens will eat ticks and that’s good news. But, a Guinea Fowl will REALLY eat ticks! Check on the Google, you’ll see all the reports on this. I plan to get a few this summer.

I really hate those little bastards. No, not the Guinea Fowl… the ticks!

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