Hi! My name is Ms. Hoskins. Please join me while I travel to Maryland to study Climate Change and Fragmented Forests!

Monday, November 30, 2009

More Little Critters to Avoid

These are some examples of the ticks found in the forest. I have to wear my socks over my jeans so they do not crawl up my ankles and bite me. I have bug spray with Deet I use and we all check for ticks when we come in from the field.
After looking at the photos of the hazards in my field work, how does it compare to the hazards in your classroom?


At December 1, 2009 at 7:39 PM , Anonymous Beata said...

How late in the season are ticks active? What would happen if you didn't find a tick on you and it stayed for days? Would it make you sick? Would it eventually fall off from getting too full?

At December 2, 2009 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Vickie said...

The scientists told me that ticks live all year around, but are more active in the spring and summer. He told me they bite and burrow under your skin so they can suck your blood. The best way to get rids of ticks is to pull them out with tweezers. Ticks can live under your skin for days. This is bad as they eventually regurgutate blood and this is how you get Lyme Disease!

At December 2, 2009 at 6:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you get Lyme disease from these ticks?

At December 2, 2009 at 6:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologize for the previous question - I didn't read the answer to the first question. I thought if you pulled a tick out with tweezers it's head could get stuck and make you sick??????? Or is that just something people tell you so you will be careful?


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