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looking at taking my 6yr old to the Bwlch on Thursday ...




only the bottom field by the Car Park .. so, chill Lads
anyone know how bad the tics are getting down there ?



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Agree with Keith, I have a tick removal tool in my rucksack to deal with the inevitable. I too tuck in socks and use gaiters so it's not too bad, I've never got any on Bwlch but pick up loads on Corris and Snakepit  Bullocks

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Hi,
I was on Corris last week and noticed 5-6 on my hands after setting my Ruscksack down on the Grass.
Saw one walking on my Boots on the Bwlch Middle Shelf.
As noted, tuck Trousers into Socks and don't sit on the Ground (without a Ground Sheet etc)
I spray a Permerithin based liquid onto my Boots and Trousers.
Also Deet can be used, but keep away from Plastics Ie Camera/Lenses etc as it can Melt them.
But most importantly give a thorough Check over when get home.
I think the chances of infection are greatly reduced if you do find one - If its removed early/& Correctly and hasn't had chance to Gorge itself.
Be aware - But don't let it spoil your day out.
Regards Vernon

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Cheers Lads ..

I've had a couple on me up on Cad and removed with needle-nosed/pointy tweezers..

Oh, his long joggers and football socks are good to go, and I have a feeling we'll be mainly at the car since that'll be his second favourite place (the food's there) ..
I'll have the antiseptic wipes and bits to hand!

Yet again, thanks for the replies , it's truly appreciated!



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thankfully 0 Tics .. despite being up on East ..



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now have 3 sets of Tic Tools off of fleabay .. just in case!! 1 set in car, 1 in my bag and one spare at home



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Sensible. I was on Snakepit yesterday and had two on me, fortunately I found them both before they started lunch. 'Orrid things.

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I hear you there Matt



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Gee thanks guys! I have buggered spine, serious arthritis and after a bad fall yesterday I now have a completely knackered knee, and now have to worry about tics. I have been involved in and around farming all my life and have seen tics on cattle, sheep and dogs but have never even thought about them being about me on Cad. Now I am going to have nightmares about them. Little sods not only suck your blood, they give you deseases like tic fever and Reďwater, and men especially defo do not want that Confused

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I know Dai .. I never gave a thought to them until one of the buggers latched onto me under the edge of my watch strap and shocked the c**p out of me as i didn't know what it was



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I thinks that in Canada and probably North America in grassy area you get them there too, I have had them as you have said you feel dirty. Bullocks  Shout   Bad

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If you tuck your trousers into your socks, wear gaiters and sit in a fold-up chair you should be safer. I saw some guys on Cad without tops laying in the grass, recipe for disaster IMO

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I know you get 'em in North America .. mate of mine got a massive one and Lymes desease while Storm Chasing in Oklahoma

Exactly Matt, some basic measures should stop most Tics .. but laying in the grass .. no thanks! lol



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