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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-
Thanks, and Happy Caching!