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They seem to be real bad this year. Every trip I find a couple on my clothes. Had one dug in my leg and a few crawling on me. I think my dog has got a few from my clothes as well. Three tonight alone. I have no use for those nasty things. 

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They don't bother me that bad, but my buddy gets them real bad. He uses anything with DEET. He says it works the best. I think my Keystone Light scent works better though lol

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Guys that mushroom hunt where they're bad duct tape their pants to their boots and wrap it around their waist and wrist to keep them from getting access to their skin. Might seem extreme but I know a couple people who have gotten Lyme disease, it doesn't seem that unreasonable when you see someone go through all that goes with that. 

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I wear pants and tuck them into long socks. Use deet on shoes/boots and on any spot they can get to your skin like where socks meet pants. A lot of people recommend permethrin which is something I might look into. After I'm done walking trout streams and I get home all the clothes stay in the laundry room to get washed and I shower and look for ticks.

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DEET! 100% DEET! If it isn’t too warm, you can wear an outer layer and take it off when you’re finished. Throw it in a garbage bag and put it right in the washer when you get home. Some duct tape around you ankles and wrists also works, but it’s a little uncomfortable. 

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I use the Off Deep Woods for Ticks or Deep Woods Sportsmen. Get one with a higher DEET percentage.

Don't know if allowed to post this ,Just some information I found https://www.peststrategies.com/reviews/tick-products/best-tick-repellents-and-sprays/

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I crawl around in the woods quite a bit looking for golf balls.  I've had good success with "Repel"in the red can that is for ticks.  Spray myself from top to bottom.  I know deet works but anything that will destroy fishing line and other stuff makes me nervous to put on myself.  

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Thanks for all the info guys. I’ve never really had a problem until this year. Makes me not even want to walk down the trail at this one place, there’s been so many the last two outings. 

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Buy a guinea hen and train it to protect you. 

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spray it on clothes. its very effective against ticks.

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Permethrin!! I got a lyme infection several years ago from a tick while turkey hunting. Was the sickest I've ever been up until I got the flu this year. Luckily, I showed the early signs of a lyme infection (rash, flu symptoms, etc.) and was treated with heavy doses of antibiotics for 30 days which successfully treated it leaving me with zero long term effects. But it was enough for me to start taking prevention seriously. After much research I settled on permethrin. This is a treatment for your clothing, not your skin. You spray it on your clothes, let it dry and then it's good to go. One application lasts for several weeks and several washings. It doesn't just repel ticks but it kills them dead!! I've watched ticks crawl on my treated clothing and within seconds they fall off and, I'm assuming, die. I still use something with DEET on any exposed skin. Since using permethrin in conjuction with DEET I've found zero tics on myself and/or clothing. Where before, using spray with DEET (when I remembered) I would typically find at least one tick on my skin, sometimes several. 

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Ware long sleeve shirt and long jeans.

 

Spray arms, legs, tops of shoes, ankles, back (as best possible) with DEET type spray.

 

I watch how I handle the plastics and hard baits very carefully, trying not to get any bug spray on them.

 

Then check myself in the bathroom mirror when I get home for any little buggers that got through the barriers.

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11 minutes ago, YoTone said:

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spray it on clothes. its very effective against ticks.

Thanks is that something you can pick up in a store. 

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13 minutes ago, Derek1 said:

Thanks is that something you can pick up in a store. 

dicks or any sporting goods should carry them. maybe even walmart.

you can even treat your dog with it.

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Walmart sells the Permethrin spray the name brand is Sawyer's.  Permethrin is for your clothes, and boots and gear.  The 100% deet is for your skin.  I think the sawyer's says it last on your clothes for up to 6 weeks maybe, even if you wash them.

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Long pants and boots even in the summer. Spray the boots and bottom of my pants with Deep Woods Off.

 

If I am wearing short sleeves I spray the Deep Woods off on exposed skin.

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A carp load of bug spray... 

 

And long pants, long socks, and hiking boots.

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1 hour ago, BigTerp said:

Permethrin!! I got a lyme infection several years ago from a tick while turkey hunting. Was the sickest I've ever been up until I got the flu this year. Luckily, I showed the early signs of a lyme infection (rash, flu symptoms, etc.) and was treated with heavy doses of antibiotics for 30 days which successfully treated it leaving me with zero long term effects. But it was enough for me to start taking prevention seriously. After much research I settled on permethrin. This is a treatment for your clothing, not your skin. You spray it on your clothes, let it dry and then it's good to go. One application lasts for several weeks and several washings. It doesn't just repel ticks but it kills them dead!! I've watched ticks crawl on my treated clothing and within seconds they fall off and, I'm assuming, die. I still use something with DEET on any exposed skin. Since using permethrin in conjuction with DEET I've found zero tics on myself and/or clothing. Where before, using spray with DEET (when I remembered) I would typically find at least one tick on my skin, sometimes

Woops I didnt read all the replies. Thanks for the info!!!

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Permethrin as has alread been stated is the way to go.  Also, I am pretty sure this is the time of year in most parts of the country where they are breeding so you are moer likely to encounter them in bunches.  There are a few places I won't fish from teh bank in the spring early summer just for this reason.  Make sure you give yourself a good check when you get home as well.

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6 hours ago, Oregon Native said:

 I know deet works but anything that will destroy fishing line and other stuff makes me nervous to put on myself.  

While DEET is an excellent repellent, it's not something you want to inhale or on your skin. It has some pretty severe effects on the nervous system. 

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Premethrin on my hiking clothes, picardan spray on my skin, and I wear the shortest shorts I can find, I want max time to feel and remove them before they latch on. 

 

 

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Deep Woods Off all over. Just makes sure you rinse hands in the water to get the crap from getting on your baits.

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Luckily they aren’t really around the places I fish. However, I always forget in the spring that I’m only immune to poison ivy as long as I get no scratches on my skin, until I trek through vines with the short socks that only cover my foot and get scraped on my ankle by the wooden vines.

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I wear long sleeves and pants even in the summer. I also wear a cap. She probably gets tired of it, but I ask my wife to check my scalp the same day I return from an outing. I don’t use spray for ticks, just for gnats and horse flies. I try to spot ticks on me within 24 hours of being on the banks.

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