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(Actual) ticks in Red Rock

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Sam Cannon · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined May 2012 · Points: 924
So there are ticks in Red Rock? In November?
Be wary out there. Woke up this morning feeling like I'd been punched in the ribs. Climbed Windy Peak yesterday.
Billcoe · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 665

Thanks for the reminder. Remember that Lyme can actualize much faster than the 24 hours that is said it takes. Time for a round of antibiotics. Best of luck.

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

It seems they've been really bad the last year or so....on one climb we counted 10 of them on us & our gear. Every time I had an itch that day thought it was one burrowing in :(

Thomas Beck · · Las Vegas, Nevada · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,040

Usually I see many when it been a bit moist and warm...April & May being prime months. Seems this fall temps are a bit higher than normal for October/November but I haven't checked the almanac.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535

The only place in red rock I've ever seen ticks is out in Windy. Every time I go there I usually pick up one or two...

Lynn Evenson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 60

Insect Shield clothing, especially socks, would help a bunch. Dorky as it looks, tucking pants into socks really frustrates ticks, too.

Application of bug repellent is an obvious step. So is a thorough inspection of oneself and partners.

The good news is that they usually crawl around for quite awhile before burrowing in. People I know will wear shorts instead of long pants, just so they can see any would-be hitchhikers.

Further, peppermint essential oil is as a very quick, very effective tick remover. Just dab a little on the invader and wait about 20 seconds. They can't find their reverse gear fast enough!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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