Take the boys out first time on trail... ticks


#1

So about a week ago I took the fellas (9 and 11) to Trail View for a quick ride. First time on a trail. Big guy did ok, was surprised by the descents. Little guy spent a lot of time in the weeds. Get home for shower time and he’s got a tick starting to dig in already. Went to PM Pediatrics and got the mega-dose of antibiotics for him and fingers crossed.

The luck on this was terrible. I fucking hate ticks and mosquitoes. Hate, as in I’d like to eradicate them from the Earth.


#2

I’m with you, get rid of them! The little guy should be ok in that short amount of time but you never know. I became very ill for months (ehrlichiosis) and that lone star tick was only in for a few hours. Four weeks later I was in the ER so watch him carefully. One tick this year from Overtones. F those bugs!


#3

use a spray…and be careful


#4

Yeah and I’m getting long sleeve jerseys for all of us that I’ll treat with permethrin. Fucking hate ticks.


#5

Wow if Stillwell and Trailview are getting ticks we’re fucked…strange since there’s no deer there.