forrest_m Posted June 8, 2005 Share Posted June 8, 2005 i hate ticks. they're really gross. who cares about incipient drought, the worst thing about the dry winter is the unprecedented onslaught of 8-legged blood sucking lyme disease carriers. i've seen more ticks this year than the last ten combined. on a side note, i've heard that because of the risk of lyme disease, it is now recommended that if you get one attached to you, you should just yank it out instead of persuading it to pull its head out first. as i understand it, the thinking is that the lyme disease virus mostly lives in the tick's stomach. when disturbed, the tick vomits. therefore, you are (statistically) better off just risking a simple infection when their head pops off under your skin rather than disturbing the tick, letting it vomit under your skin, and risking a life-long illness. anyone have more info on this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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