Message by John Mosby, in tradworker, #homesteading

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:26:11

Yhea, I do.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:26:29

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

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:27:14

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.

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.