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(Actual) ticks in Red Rock

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Sam Cannon · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined May 2012 · Points: 907

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: 655

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: 1,530

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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