|Project by mmh||posted 03-30-2013 01:41 PM||2639 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
YUCK! Ticks are nasty parasites that can spread Lyme disease and even without the threat of contracting the disease, they are Nasty! NASTY! NASTY!! [Enough to give one the Heebie Jeebies! A Contagious, but not dangerous symptom.]
This is a project I intend to work on, as my new home is among a heavily wooded area and we have a LOT of white tail deer. Admitingly, I have been feeding them as 1) Entertainment to see the wildlife; 2) To hopefully keep them from eating the azaleas, etc.; 3) To help the economy by purchasing deer food from the local feed store. So far, #1 and #3 work well. #2 is debatable, as the azaleas, holly, etc., are being trimmed and not even in bud yet. Someone also removed the small bunch of white crocus.
Last year our local nursery was selling Tick Traps that were in tubes that you place in the undergrowth of the perimeter of your yard. They attract the ticks and entrap them, and you throw the tube away. The active ingredient in these small plastic tubes are permethrin treated cotton balls (there is a website for their product). I’m not here to advertise them so I’ll let you Google the product. You can contact me if you like.
However, I did find this information on how to make your own tick/bug traps “How To Make a Tick Trap”: http://www.ehow.com/how_7197328_build-dry-ice-tick-trap.html using dry ice and sticky stuff to trap the ticks.
There are some interesting and informative websites on this subject, and since I have used some of their photos, I am listing them here to give due credit: http://lancaster.unl.edu/enviro/pest/tickphoto.htm WSDH ; How do I identify different ticks?; ” ; Univ. of Nebraska
I would love to hear your of trials and tribulations involving this idea.
Hope you never have any problems with those nasty ticks!
-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.