Messsage from Dangerlurking in tradworker #homesteading


Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:27:52  

During the late summer, and all of fall, the ticks are EVERYWHERE in west NYS.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:28:20  

That sucks...I freaking HATE ticks...the worst are chiggers, though

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:28:33  

Chiggers?

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:28:58  

Little bugs that get under your skin...they are the WORST

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:29:27  

I don't think we get them here.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:29:56  

Thank God we dont get em here, either.

I got em BAD in Missouri before, though

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:30:35  

"They are not present, or barely found, in far northern areas" HAH.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:31:53  

I'd never live anywhere those things are prolific...they definitely came from to bowels of Hell.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:32:46  

I woulden't doubt that if you purposefully went out into the swamp and dug through all of the mush and dirt in there you could find a few, but they are only prevalent in tropical and very moist area's, which we don't get in NYS.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:33:34  

The only time it get's extremely moist around here is during the summer before a big thunderstorm strikes.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:34:27  

It gets pretty wet here, but we are lucky to not really have em.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:34:37  

Even when I lived in Houston we didn't have them

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:34:46  

Who know's, they might become more prevalent as time goes on.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:34:53  

DONT SAY THAT

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:35:12  

They will hear u

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:35:12  

Ticks were fairly uncommon here, but soon the population exploded and they became very prevalent.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:35:31  

We had a BAD tick problem last year, but we generally dont get them much

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:36:19  

I remember I had maps from the CDC that showed the tick population from like 2012 to now, and it shows how much the tick population has grown.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:36:52  

Ill tell u what are spreading across the States, bad, are freaking fire ants.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:37:10  

Fire ants?

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:38:06  

Sounds like an arizona, california, and texas thing.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:51:44  

They are making their way across the states...they are now popping up in TN.

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 23:04:29  

@John Mosby you got armadillos there yet?

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 23:04:43  

We got them down in SoIL

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:05:08  

@John Mosby I doubt they will make up to NYS though, the climate is too hostile for them.

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 23:07:58  

The species migration is the only thing that really makes me wonder about global warming

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:09:06  

It has happened all the time and will continue to do so.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 23:11:46  

@Fash Dragon

We had a TON in TX, but haven't seen any in East TN.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:12:05  

@John Mosby Tell me about the fire ants.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 23:12:15  

@Dangerlurking

Scientists have said that fire ants will make it all the way up to Alaska, as they are so resistance to the elements.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:12:34  

SHIT.

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 23:12:44  

I knew this hippie that had a theory that the dillas weren't actually moving north and that it was just a conspiracy by the truckers to trick people

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:13:13  

@Fash Dragon Did you tell him to shove a boot up his ass?

MACrusader 2018-01-31 23:27:25  

Shiiiieet

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:28:26  

SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIT

John Mosby 2018-01-31 23:32:29  

My good friend's neighbor was riding his tractor through his field and flipped it onto a fire ant hill, and got pinned...they ate him alive.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:33:35  

Literally?

John Mosby 2018-01-31 23:34:17  

Yerp...they actually kill more people than u'd think...mostly kids and people who are allergic, but that was a crazy case.

They were everywhere in Houston...got bit on almost a daily basis.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:34:40  

Holy shit.