Have you ever found a tick on yourself after geocaching? – #GQotD Recap

ticks-while-geocaching-question-of-the-dayHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

Cache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Facebook, Twitter and Google+  a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: Have you ever found a tick on yourself after geocaching?

After tallying all the answers, we found that only 5% of cachers have not found a tick after geocaching!

So here is what we heard:

  • Doug on FB shared: Only while hiking with my family during my sabbatical from geocaching.
  • David on Twitter shared: only one? If you only found one, you weren't looking hard enough.
  • James on FB shared: Both during and after geocaching. And the rest of the day, I will be finding imaginary ticks crawling on me...
  • Ron shared: Yes, and they tick me off!
  • Tom on G+ shared: Yes, a number of times.  While Minnesota may not be the tick capital of the world, it's still a major problem.  Most tick contact in this area is between May and August, but they can show up any time between late March and mid November.
    In 2014, I ended up with a case of Lyme Disease that took about 6 weeks just to diagnose.  I got it from one of the ticks I came into contact with that fall.  My wife, PJayCee, has also been treated for Lyme Disease.

    • Luckily Lyme disease is pretty rare here in the Inland NW. However, one of my local geo-friends was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease after a trip to Pennsylvania.

To be honest, we really didn’t enjoy hearing about ticks, but you can as well, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

 

One thought on “Have you ever found a tick on yourself after geocaching? – #GQotD Recap

  1. Zsozso D.

    I did, in PA, and one jackpot weekend of caching in the woods is when i believe i contracted Lyme disease 🙁 I even checked but not thoroughly enough. Took 3 months to figure it out and get antibiotics. Now i'm afraid of woodland caches. Be careful, everyone!

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