I recently caught a reply on one of my friends FB post about Nora who is fiercely afraid of going out into tick areas for her husband had gotten sick from a tick bite. I hope her experience and husband recover. It struck an article and it follows.
Good morning Nora, My wife and I have been married 15 yrs next month. We are late stage/advanced Lymee's and advocates. We are also great lovers of the out doors. We took to the woods yesterday about 4:00 and enjoyed a great afternoon with some quiet as we sat and waited for the elusive buck to appear. That didn't happen but we did enjoy the ruffled grouse that frighten my wife and a couple of ringneck pheasant and some gorgeous pics Linda got with her camera. As we headed out of the woods the captain saw a tick climbing on my back. She flicked it of. When we got home I said to her. Ok honey start stripping. Well not literally but I did find an adult deer tick climbing up her second layer of clothing toward her hair line. I took care of the tick and saw no further intruders. We sprayed deet before the woods, layers and tied of our sock and pant legs so ticks did not so apt to crawl up inside our clothes and walla. the ticks were spotted and taken care off properly. I am quite comfortable that we will not suffer any ill affects from going on or 4 hr. journey to the wilderness because we were prepared. It has been a struggle getting back to this point but am learning and teaching that Mother nature still wears the pants in my Gods house. If you respect her, She will more than likely respect you back. Thank you Nora for striking this thought.