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A few weeks ago, while running on the trail, I ended up coming back with 4 ticks on my legs. Since around here deer ticks are common, and they carry lyme disease, ticks freak me out just a little bit. So when I came back from a run with 4 of them on my legs, I was more than just a little bit concerned.<br><br>
At the advice of a fellow Kick Runner, someone who runs trails and tall grass quite a bit, I went over to REI to see what they might have to prevent ticks.<br><br>
While I was there, I spoke with one of the sales reps who recommended something called 3M Ultrathon. I have worn it the last 4 times I've been on the trail, and have not had a tick since then. In fact, during one run, I came back with one on my sock. He wanted to crawl onto my skin but didn't like the smell of the DEET on my legs. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
It works great. The downside is it is quite expensive. A 2oz tube goes $10.50, and I get 3 runs out of a tube. But if you're like me, and hate ticks, give it a shot. It works for me.
 

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Ticks freak me out. I don't really have to worry about them where I do most of my running, but thanks for the good info. I <heart> REI. Just wish their stuff was a bit more affordable...
 

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I use any product with a lot of DEET and it seems to do the trick overall with the ticks. Sometimes i find a big one on my shirt, but as long as it is not a deer tick i am not too upset.
 

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<a href="http://www.zombierunner.com/store/insect_repellent.html" target="_blank">http://www.zombierunner.com/store/insect_repellent.html</a><br><br>
Hey EQ, I agree. The stuff works! I buy my Ultrathon at Zombie Runner.... It looks like the prices are a little better than $10.50
 

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I only get freaked when they are bloated and white. I once picked 72 off my last Aussie. Frontline is a godsend
 

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DEET is the best midge repellant I have used but there is no doubt it's nasty stuff.<br><br>
I use the 50%, when I was in Scotland for a week recently I tried to use it sparingly, anything which can burn through gore-tex can't be good for you!<br><br>
I've never used it for ticks but a word of warning. DO NOT get it anywhere your eyes, if you sweat and it runs in you will be screaming!<br><br>
As I said, nice stuff <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Totally worth the price. I had Lyme Disease (cured after 2 rounds of antibiotics after about six months) and anything you can to to prevent it is worth it.
 

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ticks don't bite, they suck<br>
I use Deep Woods Off - it seems to work well. The horseflies are still bothersome though.
 
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