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#1 newsled

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:11 PM

I have cabin available to me in Mercer, Wisconsin September and October.  Ride SxS. Want to take gf and her dog (dogs allowed at cabin)  but she is worried about ticks, fleas and bugs on dog. Best week to go?



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:32 PM

Best week to go if your worried about bugs is mid January.

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:47 PM

Later the better, fall colors also better in October.
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:49 PM

Doubt there will be many problems with Ticks in October but it happens.  Fleas and "bugs" in general aren't generally a problem other than mosquitos during the summer. Put some tick prevention on the dog the week before and you should be good to go.  Keep in mind, ticks can still happen.  Most dogs love the smells and sounds of the northwoods, ours sure does.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:27 PM

Best week to go if your worried about bugs is mid January.

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 07:14 AM

isnt flea and tick prevention 365/24/7 pet ownership 101.  maybe its just where i live.  our dog takes a monthly chewable, but they make collars they can wear too.  but yeah the later the better. 



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Posted 10 July 2020 - 11:04 AM

Ticks, mosquitoes, biting flies, and more are plentiful in northern Wisconsin but you can say that about many places throughout the mid-west. I have found ticks from early spring through late fall. Late September and early October are great for fall colors.



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Posted 10 July 2020 - 01:49 PM

The "old style" Wood/dog/sheep ticks tend to die out after it gets real hot. Not the case with the deer ticks. They tend to stick around more from my experience. 

 

get a flee and tick collar. The dog would prefer to come with.



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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:42 AM

I've seen ticks on deer in December even with a good amount of snow on the ground.

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 04:01 PM

Best week to go if your worried about bugs is mid January.

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 06:24 PM

Always has to be someone that can't contribute intelligently

Someone takes themselves a bit too seriously!

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 08:40 AM

Tick collar for the dog and Deep Woods off for you and her.  I carry a can of spray on my four wheeler.  As cetaneaddict said above I have seen active ticks in December on deer.  The body warmth keeps them active.  I have had way too many friends and family that have had lymes disease to take chances.  Another friend I deer hunt with had one of those other tick borne illnesses and had to take medicine for 6-8 weeks. 






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