150 million birds migrate with lyme.

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Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 8/26/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Lyme is everywhere...
150 birds migrate from the NE all over the world. Thus carrying these tiny ticks and flees everywhere.
The Texas Lone Star tick has made it up to Cape Cod...
Everyone needs to take B-1 to repell these bugs.
Every state in the USA has it, and if you read on line..it is a problem everywhere in the country.
And if you believe in global warmning or not...well the insects will fare better inthe heat than us.
But ticks hate direct hot sun. But they love trees, bush, and grass. And you can have your yard sprayed.
Ticks also hate clorox.
Drop one in there and see...lol
I have my patios cleaned with clorox once a month and wash my dogs beds ever 2 days. And have the yard sprayed. And do not take my dogs off of my property.

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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I have one acre and more than 300 trees surrounding my house. There is really nothing I can do except stay out of the woods which I do.

I have four cats two never go out two do or should I say used to until I got Lyme.

I have four bird feeders, two heated bird baths and feed about 10 raccons everynight (dried cat food and grapes) one ground hog, one fox, many chipmunks, mice, one black and white rat, many squirrel and deer, most eat dried cat food and sunflower seed.

I suppose all these animals bring ticks to my deck so what I'm going to do is as you suggest and spray with clorox to try to protect them and myself for what good it might do at least for the animals.

I live in fear everyday of getting Lyme again and wouldn't if it were not that the Lyme nymphs are so tiny almost impossible to see.

Keeping my cats in is no doubt the best thing I can do for prevention. I also will move my bird baths to the front and back deck railings to be on the safe side.

Thanks Martha for posting this useful information.

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I too had four acres in MV and a small zoo running about.the skunk who would drag off my trash, it cute babies about, my favorite the turkeys and their 12 babies at the begining of the summer...my dogs ran into the woods all the time.
Got my jack russel up there.
I had deer eating all of my roses and lilys so I would re plant them.
did not understand why I got so dizzy and and weak in the summer of 02 and lost a baby at 3 mos.
Lat summer my lilly got a tick in her head, bigger than most of MV. Out by our bird feeder. I love birds and the blue jays and cardinals that nest by my kitchen window.
My Lilly had been rolling in the grass by the bird feeder...
I mean really, do I have to scream at teh kids now about getting off of the lawn like some crazy mother...
yes......it is not fair and no fun, but now I don't have the bird feeders out there. Only one for my humming birds...lol...they are so tiny....
and now have the yard sprayed twice a year...fall and spring. And I am sure that these pesticides are toxic for my animals and kids as well......
I think that I learned this fact in The Cure Unknown...or maybe it was Lab 257.

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   Posted 8/26/2009 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I just ordered Cure Unknown and Evetything You Need To Know about Lyme Disease...Part 2. I figure I would read if I got bored on my trip to Florida, lol.
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