I'm sitting here - scratching. We have a path that goes through the three fields behind our house and out to the road. I told Hubby yesterday that I wanted to go for a walk through the fields, but the grass had grown up on the path and I was afraid of ticks. He got on the mower and began to cut the path. Since he was kind enough to stop what he was doing and mow the path for me. I decided that I should pick up the sticks and branches that were in the way. Somehow I cut my finger on one of the branches, so I came back to the house to wash it off and apply a bandaid. While looking at my hand, I noticed a small black speck on my thumb that was moving - a Tick! I quickly checked my feet and legs - lots of tiny black moving specks. I was covered with ticks! I quickly got in the shower and scrubbed and scrubbed. I got rid of most of them, but I have several bites that I've been scratching all day. I hate those tiny ticks. They are so hard to see and they seem to attack by the hundreds.
I'm one of those people that attracts all sorts of biting insects. If there is a mosquito within a mile, it's going to find me. All sizes of ticks will seek me out. Hubby and I can sit by the pool in the evening and the bugs will swarm around me and totally ignore him. I guess this is the price I pay for being so sweet. Yes. I do have some bug repellant. It's sitting in the garage beside the sunscreen. I never remember to use either one.
Anyone have any favorite methods for getting rid of those little ticks once they get all over you?