Found a tick on my dog tonight

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  1. FCCstandards

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    Then I tried to get it off him and lost it in the couch. How long do those fuckers last w/o blood? I had Lyme disease 3 years ago from a tick. Not again. I'm pissed.
     
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    Drag the couch out and burn it......It's just a couch.......
     
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    Shoot em like a race horse
     
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    Whew. I thought you said "hog".
     
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    ulch you're screwed.
     
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    Whew. I thought she said "dick".
     
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    How long can a tick live without a host?

    It depends on the type of tick. American dog ticks are known to last up to two years without a blood host while brown dog ticks can last for 200 days. Ticks are parasite responsible for causing Lyme disease.


    How long can a tick live in a home if it is in the furniture, rugs etc.? N.W. TERC Answer: Unlike some other tick species, deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are particularly susceptible to desiccation, or drying out. They can only survive short periods in places where the atmospheric moisture content (relative humidity) is less than say 90%. In one experiment, most of the nymphal deer ticks exposed to 75% humidity for 8 hours died, even after being returned to 96% humidity. In a typical house environment, unfed deer ticks are not likely to survive even 24 hours. Ticks on moist clothing in a hamper can survive 2-3 days. Ticks that have taken a blood meal may survive a bit longer but certainly not the 30+ days it takes to mature and bite again or lay eggs.
     
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    She?
     
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    It's in your ear :omg:
     
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    What makes you think it's going to go without blood? :lunch:
     
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    you must have one of the faggy teacup dogs if you lost it in the couch :D
     
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    Sorry, was thinking about the tits in your av.
     
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    Fuck, it's gonna get me again.
     
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    Get a lint roller. Roll your sofa.
     
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    Shut it!
     
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    Nope
     
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    Better safe than sorry....

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    i don't think you would be able to see a lyme disease carrying tick. i've heard that they are very small. the ticks the dogs pick up are usually dropping down on them from trees and bushes and are attracted to the heat of the dog's body. in the carpet or couch they will probably crawl up on the next warm thing that sits near them, but if you could see it on your dog i don't think its a lyme disease carrying species.
     
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    BTW, after I got Lyme disease, I now get vertigo. Just like BO. Hmmmm
     
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    Give the dog to Beth and burn the couch . . . :coffee: