WARNING: Re: Real Christmas Trees

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ria123
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   Posted 12/4/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
A friend of mine called me last night to tell me a lady she worked with got a real Christmas tree and it was loaded with ticks. They were crawling all over her rug and crawling up her stairs.
I was really upset because I love having a real tree every year.
From now on it will be a fake tree. I hate ticks they took away my love for gardening now this.

ria123
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   Posted 12/5/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to send this back to the first page.

JELAINEP
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   Posted 12/5/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Where did this happen?
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing.  Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,
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dorit
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   Posted 12/5/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for sending it back on first page;
I was also wondering about the pieces of wood we always have here next to the fireplace during winter time.... better to leave them all in the cold cellar or outside..?!?! Not that I really see ticks everywhere but in the meantime I have learnd that they CAN be everywhere !!

better save than sorry !!!

ria123
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   Posted 12/5/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It happened in Freehold New Jersey. Another friend told me that they also stay in leaf piles and on piles of fire wood to stay warm.

JELAINEP
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   Posted 12/5/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It doesn't surprise me that the tree came from the NE. I actually used to "fly in" to Freehold, NJ for business trips,..... I often wonder if I didn't get bitten there. Many times we would walk outside to "get lunch" and all the fenced off sidewalks were overgrown with weeds, etc.

Anyway, we found an overload of ticks here in FL, when companies would come around with their giant trucks and blow fresh mulch under bushes and trees (we lived in a gated community).

I believe the ticks can live anywhere where there's a moist clustered area (like Christmas trees all stacked together on a truck) or mulch packed in a truck..... I mean, what is the mulch made out of and where did they get it?

Idiot doctors here in FL say "we don't have any ticks" - what BS.
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing.  Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,
Medicare/SSDI theme song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w 
"How much more can I take?", songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs
 


Elleon
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   Posted 3/10/2014 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy I saw this! I am bored at work and just reading through the old archives hoping to learn more info.

My family laughed at me this past Christmas because I refused to get a real tree. I told them there is no way to prove that there AREN'T ticks on them. They told me "it's too cold out", there won't be any on them. I live in NE Pennsylvania, aka tick central.

I bought a beautiful fake tree and loved it just the same. And I burned lots of pine candles to give me that real Christmas tree smell. And had no worries about ticks.

Revive
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   Posted 3/10/2014 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
jelainep where in Fl? We also lived in a community where they did our lawns. I spent 10 yrs down there but nobody could ever diagnose me, they said I was depressed.
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