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« Reply #120 on: October 27, 2016, 06:19:07 AM »

I spray Sawyer's on the hair side of the cape and leave it sit overnight. The same stuff that I spray on my hunting clothes.
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« Reply #121 on: October 27, 2016, 07:10:37 AM »

Sawyer's is permethrin and it's MUCH cheaper to use the Tractor Supply products if you're doing any number of hides. I buy the concentrate and you can make about 10 gallons of spray. Just follow the directions on the bottle.
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« Reply #122 on: November 15, 2016, 07:01:10 AM »

Thanks George
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« Reply #123 on: November 18, 2016, 12:45:31 AM »

Wear gloves. Wear a rubber apron. Spray yourself with bug spray before you skin. 
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« Reply #124 on: June 16, 2017, 09:58:42 PM »

I'm in Massachusetts on fishing vacation right now and the ticks are really really common. I'm taking all the precautions and spraying but still found a couple crawling on me within minutes. Never saw one or heard of a tick here when I lived here from 68'-71.' But then deer were really scarce then and no moose. Now northern Worcester County has nearly 1000 moose. 

They used to spray DDT off a C-130 on the post then so I'm sure that was factor. LOL
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« Reply #125 on: July 26, 2017, 09:18:44 AM »

Cecil, everyone relates ticks to deer, moose etc. when in fact the biggest carriers are rodents and there are a lot more of them than deer and moose. Back in the 40s & 50s we never heard of Heart Worms in our dogs but it was spread by mosquitos and migrated north from the Virginias.Similar migration of ticks has happened as we never saw a tick in the 50s up here. Now they're everywhere and the heaviest infestation occurs on Cape Cod and the nearby Islands that have a large population of rodents. There are many more mice...rats...chipmunks...squirrels and other small mammals than deer or moose. However they also are part of the problem and are the ones that put Taxidermists in jeopardy the most.
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« Reply #126 on: July 26, 2017, 01:52:51 PM »

JL,

Actually I'm aware of that as in the white footed mouse etc., but brought up the deer and moose comments to show how things have changed since I lived in Mass in the late 60's to early 70's.

Like I said I had never even heard of ticks back them and didn't encounter them until I moved to Indiana. Ecosystems change.
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« Reply #127 on: July 26, 2017, 07:19:29 PM »

Delaware never had chiggers in the 70's but you'd better hold on to your ass if you go afield around here now.  Many people blame it on "climate change" and to a large degree, the temperate zone in America has moved northward.  HOWEVER, for the right/wrong/indifferent reasons involved, elimination of DDT has been the prime instigator of this.
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« Reply #128 on: July 28, 2017, 05:46:21 PM »

George, that permethrin is some pretty scary stuff....LOL. http://www.livingwithbugs.com/permethrin_pyrethrum.html
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« Reply #129 on: August 08, 2017, 09:31:06 AM »

Freezer takes care of the ticks.  Why would you want to expose yourself, let alone the raw cape, to unnecessary chemicals?
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« Reply #130 on: December 07, 2017, 11:09:38 AM »

Tried Wingman's suggestion with the lacquer thinner and toilet paper roll and worker. After keeping
garbage bag sealed for 2 hrs every tick was dead and there were a bunch of them. Tried this on a couple
of deer head and worked great!
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« Reply #131 on: December 07, 2017, 09:05:43 PM »

Not sure why it's "scary", Aubrey. Certainly from what I know, it's not nearly as bad as lacquer thinner.  It's the same product that kids with cooties have to use in their hair, it's used by many kennels to control fleas and ticks , and it's what's sold as "Repel", "Sawyers Insect Repellent" or "Colemen Insect Treatment" for clothing that hunters everywhere use.
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« Reply #132 on: December 18, 2017, 11:38:58 AM »

George......there's a saying, "you can't fix stupid" for a reason.
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« Reply #133 on: December 18, 2017, 06:09:04 PM »

Hey JL stop beating the horse to death on this!  ;).

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