Message from John Mosby in tradworker #homesteading

2018-01-31 22:24:46 UTC  

I never did...

2018-01-31 22:24:57 UTC  

Mate what the fuck.

2018-01-31 22:25:01 UTC  

I only had a problem one time, out of over 2 years.

2018-01-31 22:25:16 UTC  

That's like being asked to be eaten alive by flies and mosquito's.

2018-01-31 22:25:59 UTC  

Nah, they generally did fine.

We dont have many mosquitoes here...if u live somewhere with a bunch of em, then u probably would need to put up a net.

2018-01-31 22:26:11 UTC  

Yhea, I do.

2018-01-31 22:26:29 UTC  

We also get tons of ticks that have a fairly good chance of having lyme disease as well.

2018-01-31 22:27:14 UTC  

We get ticks sometimes, but the rabbits seemed to be pretty resistant to them...I rarely found ticks on them, and I would handle them all the time, to keep em docile.

2018-01-31 22:27:52 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:28:20 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:28:33 UTC  


2018-01-31 22:28:58 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:29:27 UTC  

I don't think we get them here.

2018-01-31 22:29:56 UTC  

Thank God we dont get em here, either.

I got em BAD in Missouri before, though

2018-01-31 22:30:35 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:31:53 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:32:46 UTC  

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.

2018-01-31 22:33:34 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:34:27 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:34:37 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:34:46 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:34:53 UTC  


2018-01-31 22:35:12 UTC  

They will hear u

2018-01-31 22:35:12 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:35:31 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:36:19 UTC  

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.

2018-01-31 22:36:52 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:37:10 UTC  

Fire ants?

2018-01-31 22:38:06 UTC  

Sounds like an arizona, california, and texas thing.

2018-01-31 22:51:44 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:04:29 UTC  

@John Mosby you got armadillos there yet?

2018-01-31 23:04:43 UTC  

We got them down in SoIL

2018-01-31 23:05:08 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:07:58 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:09:06 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:11:46 UTC  

@Fash Dragon

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

2018-01-31 23:12:05 UTC  

@John Mosby Tell me about the fire ants.

2018-01-31 23:12:15 UTC  


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

2018-01-31 23:12:34 UTC  


2018-01-31 23:12:44 UTC  

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