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,