The snow is doing a good job of keeping ticks away here. Yes, I said SNOW. We got about 10 cm on Saturday, and they're forecasting a couple of cm again tonight. I am so, so, so done with this so-called spring.
But yeah, thanks for the reminder just in case winter goes away someday. And no, this is not normal for here. We are setting records. And pretty darn tired of doing it.
I liked your post only because you took the time to comment ó. It because of the content, lollol.
FWIW to everyone: when I had four horses and during the first 3-4 years we lived on this unused pastureland, I fed powdered garlic to three of the four horses. It was about 85% efficient in repelling ticks but Imhad to start feeding it in March, stopping in late October for my area.
I donít feed it now because Joker has ulcer issues and Rusty has digestive issues that donít seem to be ulcer related.
Garlic is can be rough on the tummy, so itís not something I recommend for horses with finicky digestive systems.
another great visual ó glad you didnít meet up with any Black snakes or run into those Black & Yellow spiders that weave a zig-zag in their web to match the one on their backs:):)
your tick story sounds like how things were when we first moved here. Bushhogging has helped tremendously. My new neighbors chickens are big help, even though they stay in their own yard.
We are surrounded, on the fence rows and in the Pet Sematary, by pine and cedar trees which are tick havens. I can bush hog those fence rows all day long and come in tickless. Not the same with DH. He is like you - a tick magnate. Iíd like to also know how those ticks find their way down inclothing into the darkest of places
Bless Rusty, his tail hair is barely roughed up this AM. That human prescription of Hydrocortisone/Acetate/Pramoxine must be some great stuff.
The swelling hasnít gone down yet but it isnít worse either. I washed him up with Vetericyn and put some more of that H/A/P cream on him with some hemorrhoid ointment for good measure.
He asked to see the prescription med, so I let him sniff it. He licked & chewed his approval so at least I know it doesnít burn him:)