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Old 05-07-2009, 10:23 AM   #16
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A pile of sawdust like that,,,seems to me,,,would be called "TICK" central in short order. No way I would crawl in that stuff,,nor neither a dog I really liked!! Sitting on a log or leaning against a tree is a sure fire way to get a few(to hundreds of them) on you,,,why would ground wood be any different??

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A pile of sawdust like that,,,seems to me,,,would be called "TICK" central in short order. No way I would crawl in that stuff,,nor neither a dog I really liked!! Sitting on a log or leaning against a tree is a sure fire way to get a few(to hundreds of them) on you,,,why would ground wood be any different??
actually ticks rarely hang out on trees. they live in grass, brush and small bushes which they have a better chance of attaching to their host(s). true they thrive in wooded areas as this is the natural habitat for their hosts, but it's a myth that they live on trees.

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I dont know where you read that,but believe me,they LIKE trees too. Ever see a tree with no mice,squirrels,or birds?? They hitchhike on those hosts and fall off where ever. They also drop down on your head area. They are attracted to CO2,,so anything that exhales,they move towards. I agree they like the brushy stuff too,BUT dont discount a tree,,,they dont care if its 5' or 50' tall. At the very LEAST your looking for a good dose of chiggers in that wood pile
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I didn't read it anywhere. I guard 4 dogs and 2 cats, born and raised in North Carolina, have lived in South Carolina, Tennesse and now Georgia - all these places where ticks are extremely abundant. My father is also a veterinarian. I wasn't trying to start a war, I just don't see the connection between sawdust and ticks. I'm not discounting LIVE trees altogether, I'm just saying that ticks are way more abundant in brush than trees. Ticks prefer the "woods" because of the higher humidity and shade, not the trees.

any ticks or chiggers that may have been on the trees were obliterated into oblivion the moment the stumps were grounded down to sawdust. Other ticks in the area aren't going to migrate and "hang out" in sawdust.

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