I wish I had paid more attention to this poster when I was walking around some of the wooded areas in Wakulla Springs State Park a couple of weeks ago. I will spare my blog readers the gory details, but I ended up with an infected bite and had to pay a visit to my doctor last week. Click on the picture to enlarge and read all about how to prevent this from happening to you!
Oh my goodness! I do hope you are okay...was it a tick that bit you? Those things are dreadful.
Poor Lois, it's terible, I hope everything is fine now.
Take care okay!
how awful. In my school, very often we have nits.
Darla--yes it was a tick! I found him a couple of days later and thought I had removed him properly, but it got infected and I went to the doctor. Had to have blood work done just to be sure there was no lyme disease or other tick-borne bacteria and all the tests came back fine. It's healed up now and the itching has finally stopped.
I am glad you are having no after effects. I have never seen a tick but in the eastern part of the start the dogs seem to bring them home. MB
you know I was walking in an overgrown spot just the other day and thought about this very thing
Sure wish my dogs could read.
Ick! I haven't had any problems with ticks. It's the poison ivy/oak/sumac that gets me. :(
Sorry to hear about your experience.
They need to print this sign in a language that dogs can understand.
Oh no! Ticks are so disgusting. I've known people that had the spotted tick fever, no fun.
«Louis» is sorry to read that you've literally been "ticked off" and he hopes it is healing quickly now!
Sorry to hear of your misfortune, Lois. I have never seen ticks but know their bite can be very painful. But we do have plenty of Aussie mozzies! Hope you are better now.
Thank you for your good wishes, the littlies seem to have turned the corner.
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Yes, Lois, you have to watch out for those nasty little things. It's that time of the year. Most of the time, when I go out on a photo shoot and I'm walking thru brush, I always check to see if I have any of those ticks on me. It's good that you haven't gotten any of those tick borne bacteria's. This is why I'm careful
One of the remedy's was to take nail polish and coat the tick. It seals off the opening and the tick will die from suffocation. The smell alone will kill him or her. Don't know if they do that anymore.
ack! hope you're feeling better! tick bites are my worse enemy...and i'm a tick magnet...i get more on me than the average person. Not fair !
I grew up having a great respect for ticks. I am still very vigilant when I'm out and about. Bluck!
Oh my goodness, a tick bite! Bugs don't normally bother me, but ticks I have a problem with. It must be because they suck your blood and they're so hard to get rid of! Ugh! I hope you are feeling better now.
Thanks, Lois. Now my leg itches. And my back. And my arm ... aaaaaackkkk!!!!
We have very few ticks around here, thank goodness. I had a tick bite when I was a kid and it was AWFUL.
This is not so nice, but it is always better to know!
I hate these guys! I was bitten once and got really sick -fever and skin eruptions- it was awful!
So glad to hear you had the blood work done and it came back okay. Do you have to return for follow up tests? I have a friend who contracted lyme disease several years ago. It was an awful ordeal for her.
That's why I never, ever go anywhere near plants without insect repellent! I hope the infection has subsided, Lois, and that your doctor didn't find anything worse.
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