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        03-21-2013, 08:53 PM
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    A friend of mine swears by MTG as a tick preventative... She'd coat the legs from the knees-down and the tail. A few ticks still made their way up the face during grazing, but she went from picking upwards of 40 per day, down to a handful.

    This is great for those large, grassy pastures. My pasture, just a couple miles down the road, is mostly bush and we MIGHT find 3 tick on our horses per year, lol!
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        03-21-2013, 09:09 PM
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    Is MGT greasy? Ill have to research the ingredients now, lol.
         
        03-21-2013, 09:58 PM
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    Weanling
    I'm definitely trying out Equispot or Spot-On or something like that this year. My horse gets ticks all up in his mane and forelock. He gets that yellow gunk and loses his hair in little chunks wherever they bite him. I'll definitely do my homework and make an informed decision, though. I've heard some of them can be really strong!
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        03-21-2013, 10:10 PM
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    Weanling
    Toto, greasy and smells like bacon! Lmao!
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        03-21-2013, 10:30 PM
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    Green Broke
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    purrrdy aint e? I caught him in a waffle house parkin lot-- totally true, lol.

    Oooo new idea! I like that adams flea and tick spray in the blue bottle-- Its stout!

    We sooo need a pest guy!! The chickens cut it down a lot, but they aint off in the trails where theyre real bad.
    Yuckie, we have all kinda spiders all over!! I saw gargantuan ones(black widows) in the horse field under their old feed pans.. I killed them, but I don't like it, cause it feels like other spiders will avenge their death. creepy lil turds!! Lol.

    Our neighbors skanky dogs always bring their fleas with them to our property-- I've literally seen one of the biggest fleas of my life jumping off their dog onto my pant leg.. so gross!! I make them go away when I see them now, lol.
    You're kidding! My gosh he's big! He looks like the "Legs That Got Away" from the Waffle House cook!

    If you're serious about a pest guy, call Quick Strike Pest Control in Shelbyville and see if they come your direction. They are very honest/ethical and do a thorough job. 931-685-9232.

    I have been using them for at least five years, probably more, I've lost track The owner's name is Max. They used to have TWH's but sold them because the business takes so much of their time.

    They charge me $36/mo for the same exact exterior-only treatment that Orkin charged me nearly $100/mo for. They do spray interiors of homes, I have never needed that --- yet----

    They may charge a little more to come into Marshall County - if they are allowed to come into Marshal County; I don't know how all that stuff works.

    They also have the termite thingys installed and check those quarterly. It's an additional $50 when they check the termite things.

    I had them installed because the 1950's rental house 800 feet away was once polluted with termites. That isn't far to travel when you're a wood-eating nasty/ugle little creature

    If you give them a call and want to use my name, PM me. I promise I pay them on time and my checks don't bounce. Their worse nightmare with me is that I always forget to unlock the gate. They have to climb it and carry the portable sprayer around 700 feet up the driveway
         
        03-21-2013, 11:41 PM
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    You're kidding! My gosh he's big! He looks like the "Legs That Got Away" from the Waffle House cook!

    If you're serious about a pest guy, call Quick Strike Pest Control in Shelbyville and see if they come your direction. They are very honest/ethical and do a thorough job. 931-685-9232.

    I have been using them for at least five years, probably more, I've lost track The owner's name is Max. They used to have TWH's but sold them because the business takes so much of their time.

    They charge me $36/mo for the same exact exterior-only treatment that Orkin charged me nearly $100/mo for. They do spray interiors of homes, I have never needed that --- yet----

    They may charge a little more to come into Marshall County - if they are allowed to come into Marshal County; I don't know how all that stuff works.

    They also have the termite thingys installed and check those quarterly. It's an additional $50 when they check the termite things.

    I had them installed because the 1950's rental house 800 feet away was once polluted with termites. That isn't far to travel when you're a wood-eating nasty/ugle little creature

    If you give them a call and want to use my name, PM me. I promise I pay them on time and my checks don't bounce. Their worse nightmare with me is that I always forget to unlock the gate. They have to climb it and carry the portable sprayer around 700 feet up the driveway
    OMG I Actually was the cook at the awful waffle-- off Nashville hwy & Bear Creek pike! I cooked and served at the same time, lol.



    Thanks for the information.. I'll try to get the hubby to call for sure, if the ticks get too bad, and ticks.. its weird, but I like to play with the spiders-- the ones with the spikes on their backs-- those things seem to end up everywhere. I saw a few brown recluse spiders last year too. Still hard to get him to call cause he thinks that stuff is too fancy or somethin, lol.


    Dang, that's a heck of a deal!! Like a 70% difference!


    Theyll probably charge at least gas.


    I hope there aint any termites--we have a big deck that goes all the way around our house and to the driveway.. and to our back shanty lol.
    How do they even kill termites?

    Our front pasture-- we fenced it off around the back and side of our house..we would have to keep the horses out of that pasture for a few weeks, huh?

    Awesome, thank you. I'll let you know for sure when it comes summer time. I do appreciate it. :)
         
        03-22-2013, 08:48 AM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by hemms    
    A friend of mine swears by MTG as a tick preventative... She'd coat the legs from the knees-down and the tail. A few ticks still made their way up the face during grazing, but she went from picking upwards of 40 per day, down to a handful.

    This is great for those large, grassy pastures. My pasture, just a couple miles down the road, is mostly bush and we MIGHT find 3 tick on our horses per year, lol!
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    That makes sense because MTG is sulphur-based. A lot of folks will put sulphur powder in a sock and whap the horse's legs with it.

    I never tried it because it is so greasy and about the half the time I can't stand the smell
         
        03-22-2013, 09:21 AM
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    omg I actually was the cook at the awful waffle-- off nashville hwy & bear creek pike! I cooked and served at the same time, lol. wasn't that a stellar way to stick my foot in my mouth - lol lol lol

    How do they even kill termites? the place next door only got sprayed. Everyone claims the termites are gone but, when I lived in socal, houses got tented and sprayed when they were as bad as this place was. The tent had to be left covering the entire house for a certain amount of time; I think two weeks.

    the termites got found when the bathroom pipes let loose and flooded the back bedroom -- after the owner left for work. Water ran all day

    i guess when the plumber came to fix things, he went thru the floor because it was so weak from termite damage - lol lol lol it wasn't funny back then because the owner lived there and I felt terrible for him. He lost the house in foreclosure and it's been a rental every since.

    there have been one or two couples that made the termites look like great neighbors - one man was a 3x convicted sex offender and ended up going to jail for a fourth conviction while he was living next door.

    i did not want to end up on a 48 hours id segment, so I wore my pistol to the barn when he lived there - lol lol lol

    quick strike has never found termites in those little traps but, about the time I decide not to spend $50 every three months to check for them, it will be when they move in and start eating the house down

    i deal with wood boring bees at the barn every spring. They are so friendly, I hate having to kill them but they drill into the wood and leave their larva there, for hatching the next spring. I have had them bump into my head, say "i am so sorry" and fly away. Why does something so destructive have to be so friendly - it makes them hard to kill

    Our front pasture-- we fenced it off around the back and side of our house..we would have to keep the horses out of that pasture for a few weeks, huh? i dunno, that's a good question. My dogs are safe to go outside right after they spray along the edges of the house and back patio. They did say sometimes little dogs can be at risk.

    i'm not panicky over spiders in general but I am at risk from black widow bites thanks to high blood pressure. Thank you mummy and granny I am on bp meds #4 because my system gets immune to them. I've been told a bite from a black widow could be the end for me and that would mean disaster for my horses - lol I have a 3/8" width metal dowel rod that I use to kill them when I find them under the salt block holders. They love to hide under there. I've seen them flit behind the kick boards in the stalls but I have never encountered one face-to-face inside the barn.

    i saw two brown recluses when we first moved here. I've probably seen more and thought they were the garden variety. It is rare I find spiders in the house, but if I do , I don't care who he is, he's getting flushed down the terlet:-p
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        03-23-2013, 12:13 AM
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    Toto, greasy and smells like bacon! Lmao!
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    mmmm! Good thing I love bacon-- not sure how the horses would feel smellin like breakfast n all, lol.
         
        03-23-2013, 12:58 AM
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    lol, he did get away from me that night I chased him under a car, and put his squirmy butt in a waffle to go box-- the other cook almost pooped his pants when I said I was going to drop him in the womens 'turlet'.. hehe


    Oooh, I seen them tents-- lookin like a circus is in town, lol. I always wondered what those were for.


    Yikes-- bet that water bill was ugly!!


    Dang, lol. Rental housing sucks because the landlords never want to fix anything, and they make the homes trashy, and gross!!


    Oh, wow!! Scary stuff right there! Im surprised no one kicked his arse, or burned his house down livin in the country!

    I woulda toted the sks, and pistol as a back up-- eff that!!


    Eh, better be safe than sorry anyway-- at least youll know.

    Haha we have them down at the shop-- they freak me out when they get too close--i get to swingin all crazy, lol. : -P I didnt know they didnt sting.. now I do. :) I probably gave the poor things a heart attack-- that's what they get for tryin to rurnt our shop! lol.


    Guess ill keep em out of there then-- horses seem to be more sissie-fied than even the smallest of dogs, lol. If I can talk the hubby into gettin them to come out!


    I don't have an arachnophobia either, but when I see a poisonous one I keel it!
    Oh dang-- Theyre attracted to the high bp, or the meds? I never knew that either-- guess ill try to stay as calm as possible around them from now on.. I believe they are poisonous to take down an elephant, or somethin like that-- very scary beings the small ones are as big as a pencil eraser!

    Lol, I get a sharp stick, and stick them into the ground so I know they aint goin nowhere, and they aint gettin back up for round 2! Lol.

    I noticed when I flipped the old feed pans over that there was a mess of crickets under there-- the actual black widows abdomens were as big as a quarter dollar-- no joke!! They hissed when I smashed them too, lol.



    We always end up with spiders in our bathroom-- I've seen mostly daddy long legs, and brown recluses, never black widows-- id move out! Lol. I never even realized the brown recluses were brown recluses untill I was takin pictures of it and blew the pics up to see it had a violin on its back-- yeah.. he got gone real quick! My brother has been bitten so many times by brown recluse spiders-- they keep re-biting you after you're bitten the first time because they leave a sent in your skin that the brown recluse can only smell-- its creepy!! Lol.
         

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