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so after playing in the high heat and humidity today...
i get home and change out of my sweaty gear and find a few ticks on my legs...
i think its from trying to locate some errant balls that decided to go lumberjacking in the woods...
i didnt even go too deep to search...
i have a pretty bad reaction to deep woods off or other types of bug repellent...
anyone have any suggestions other than not spending any time at all in the wilderness?

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The woods in September while bowhunting can be miserable with all manner of gnats, mosquitos and ticks etc. I only know of two things which work good for ticks. Deet (repellant ingredient in OFF etc) and permanone (kills on contact & to be used on clothing only!).

If we were talking mosquitos I would point you towards the ThermaCell, but it does nothing for ticks.

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Man I thought those little guys were only crazy in the south! I found 3 on me the other day looking for balls in the woods!

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The woods in September while bowhunting can be miserable with all manner of gnats, mosquitos and ticks etc. I only know of two things which work good for ticks. Deet (repellant ingredient in OFF etc) and permanone (kills on contact & to be used on clothing only!).

Wisdom resounds in his post!!!!!

Leave it to the bowhunters to sort out things nicely!!!!!!! I would spray my shoes (exterior)with the Permanone (Walmart camping section) every couple of weeks. It will keep 'em off your legs. There is no product that I've ever seen in my life that works as good as advertised like the Thermacell. Greatest invention ever. Use of this will keep the 'skeeters safely away from you.

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We have a ton of ticks here in Kansas. If you get in the high rough or the trees, you better check yer self.

The part in Rotella's book about Tim Simpson missing the cut at the Master's, then spending the rest of the weekend hunting in the woods and getting bitten by ticks and getting lyme disease. Scary.

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regardless if you put on repellant or not, best to do a check when you finish the round. My father-in-law just got diagnosed with lyme's disease from a tick at my home course. Needless to say he is in the woods everyday looking for golf balls as he lives on the 15th.

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I'm a big fan of the Off FamilyCare stuff. It doesn't stink (if anything, its a little girly smelling). Its only good for 2 hours, so you'll have to reapply, but it keeps me pretty clean.

Of course, its wise to check yourself (and your dog) during tick season regardless.

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they are bad up here too guys
couple collegues had them after a round and my buddies daughter had one as well (they live on an acerage)

use bug repellant and check yourself after the round, as stated above
a good buddy of mine's wife was diagnosed w lyme disease and it has been nothing but an uphill battle for her

not a fun thing to get for sure

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Of course, its wise to check yourself (and your dog) during tick season regardless.

YES! You have to check your dog! My poor pug had a tick on him the other day...I couldn't figure out why he kept scratching cause I didn't see anything the first time...we got it taken care of.

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i talked to one of the old guys on the course and he said he always used to wear shorts... but now even in 100+ degree weather he wears pants... he told me one day after a round he found a tick on his left jewel and it was not fun trying to get the thing off...
ill look into some of the stuff you guys posted... thanks

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get some really long socks and pull them over the top of your pants before going into the woods. You would see them before they got to your waist.. I hope.

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oh my god I hate ticks. My dog had one on his ear last night. Needle nose pliers and yank.

I've never gotten one any where but my head, But I always wear hats now. when Im hunting I wear nets.

gross.

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get some really long socks and pull them over the top of your pants before going into the woods. You would see them before they got to your waist.. I hope.

lol... my buddy actually does this

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regarding skin irritation, if you spray your shoes, socks, clothing, & hat, the repellent should still work properly.

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will do... its just tough wearing pants (unless i absolutely have to) in the high heat/humidity... i might google 'natural' remedies if my skin breaks out with the repellents

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so i found a new friend in the deep rough the other day...
they call them chiggers...
i have welts on both legs... really itchy

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Lately I have been finding these things alot on me and its starting to get to the point where I dont know what to do. I walk normally and dont go in any shrubs bushes thickets or wherever they are suppose to be. Just the fairway or the rough and an occasional sand trap. What the hell is going on and how do I prevent them from getting on me. Thanks.

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The woods in September while bow hunting can be miserable with all manner of gnats, mosquitos and ticks etc. I only know of two things which work good for ticks. Deet (repellant ingredient in OFF etc) and permanone (kills on contact & to be used on clothing only!).

If we were talking mosquitos I would point you towards the ThermaCell, but it does nothing for ticks.

A quote of mine is above from a post from 2009

http://thesandtrap.com/forum/thread/24676/ticks

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