Message from John Mosby in tradworker #homesteading
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.
During the late summer, and all of fall, the ticks are EVERYWHERE in west NYS.
That sucks...I freaking HATE ticks...the worst are chiggers, though
Little bugs that get under your skin...they are the WORST
I don't think we get them here.
Thank God we dont get em here, either.
I got em BAD in Missouri before, though
"They are not present, or barely found, in far northern areas" HAH.
I'd never live anywhere those things are prolific...they definitely came from to bowels of Hell.
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.
The only time it get's extremely moist around here is during the summer before a big thunderstorm strikes.
It gets pretty wet here, but we are lucky to not really have em.
Even when I lived in Houston we didn't have them
Who know's, they might become more prevalent as time goes on.
DONT SAY THAT
They will hear u
Ticks were fairly uncommon here, but soon the population exploded and they became very prevalent.
We had a BAD tick problem last year, but we generally dont get them much
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.
Ill tell u what are spreading across the States, bad, are freaking fire ants.
Sounds like an arizona, california, and texas thing.
They are making their way across the states...they are now popping up in TN.
We got them down in SoIL
@John Mosby I doubt they will make up to NYS though, the climate is too hostile for them.
The species migration is the only thing that really makes me wonder about global warming
It has happened all the time and will continue to do so.
We had a TON in TX, but haven't seen any in East TN.
Scientists have said that fire ants will make it all the way up to Alaska, as they are so resistance to the elements.
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
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.
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.