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Slow and Steady Hikers Message Board › TICKS - true story

TICKS - true story

A former member
Post #: 41
STORY: Gross and true - a tick managed to survive on my scalp through 3 days of shampooing, brushing and blow-drying. I have long hair but this could happen to anyone.

MORAL: Prevention: insect repellent, long sleeves, gaiters, hats etc. Detection: check for ticks after hike at parking lot, again when arriving home, and in shower. Treat yourself to an intensive SCALP MASSAGE to feel for little bumps.

Forewarned is forearmed: educate yourself about this very likely hazard that we hikers live with this time of year. smile

Clare W
user 11558099
Calgary, AB
Post #: 21
I had to worry about that when I lived in Ontario. I believe I was bitten by one in January of all times. Another one survived in my jeans for several days.
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