I know this is a TT forum (and I'm about to travel and trail), but it seems like this issue would be especially important to people who also do.
My oldest son won a TPWD lottery for a week-long archery deer hunt in the Las Palomas WMA, Arroyo Colorado Unit, and we are going deep into the Rio Grande Valley this coming week for the hunt. (Well, I'll mostly be birding, manning the Scamp
, and shopping in Mexico.)
Anyway, the hunt manager told him that we need to spray ALL of our outerwear with permethrin
before we venture into the bush. Apparently, ticks are rampant this year!! We need to cover up as much of our exposed skin as possible (only my eyes will be showing...maybe I'll get some goggles...lol), and treat our clothes, including shoes, socks, backpacks, chairs, deer blind, etc., with that stuff, and we'll be fine.
However, the County Park
where we're parking
for the week ~ said they haven't had a problem with them at all. None. As for me, I'll take the precautions to heart.
Just wanted to let you know in case you sail down there any time soon...just be warned. Hunt Mgr. said people who didn't heed his advice paid the price. Yikes!
I say, thanks but ~ #NoTicksNoHowNoTime