Yes. This is another rant about ticks. After our first camping adventures with them on our dogs and then on one of the adults (not me), there has been another incident.
Yesterday was a plain old day- catch up on some yard work and coffee with a great friend kind of day until I sat down to enjoy my new book. I'd had time to get something new to read and supper was more or less ready.
As I looked to the top of the next page, there crawling along as though he had every right was another tick. It was fat and sassy and brown with eight disgusting little legs. Arrrrgh! Out to the kitchen and into a ziplock bag. It is tightly sealed; the tick won't escape. Testing will be done at the health unit but this time the origin of the tick is well, unknown. It could have come from the detritus under our apple tree. Gary was "doing something" manly there; putting away stuff? I'm not sure. The tick could have come in on him. I did read in the back yard. Maybe it came in on me? The dogs are suspects, too. They have been re-acquainting themselves with the yard and they have been treated with an anti-tick solution. Maybe the tick just hitched a ride but got off quickly as the repellent became more ummmm, repelling.
And speaking of repellent. The ticks are. This is a year with serious infestations or high populations of them. Please watch out for children and pets. Even check yourself!
Yes, I'm of a certain age but I'm pretty spry and like to think still smart enough.