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Tick Season is upon us

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Bam123, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Bam123

    Bam123 New Member

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    Seeing an unusual amount of ticks a lot earlier than expected this year in our neighborhood, nearby parks and on local trails. Does anyone have any product recommendations/suggestions for tick spray for pets& humans? Do we know if the hoa treats the common areas?

    Just wanted to share our experience, pulled 5 lone star ticks off us& our dog yesterday alone. So frustrated that even contemplating ways to start a possum protection/awareness program to help control the tick population . Weird animal fact of the day, a single possum can eat 5,000 ticks a year.
     
  2. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    HOA does not treat the common areas. Cost would be prohibitive.
     
  3. mrusznak

    mrusznak New Member

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    Wondercide FLEA & TICK it's safe for pets
     
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    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Opossum, North America's only marsupial can consume 5000 ticks in a 2-3 month period. They also eat rats/mice, fruit, bugs. https://vetmed.illinois.edu/wildlife/2019/06/05/the-helpful-opossum-2/

    With winters becoming warmer, pests like ticks and chiggers will be around in greater numbers. If you want a non-toxic remedy to repel ticks try sulphur powder. Put some in a thin sock and hit it on your shoes and pant legs when you go out. It's an old time remedy.

    I had one opossum visiting my bird bath at night until a neighbor's roaming dogs killed it. I haven't seen another one since then but I keep watching for them.
     
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