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Old 04-26-2014, 05:27 AM   #1
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Jekyll island Campground and ticks

We just spent four days at Jekyll Island Campgound. We had a fabulous time bicycling, enjoying the historical sites and beauty of the area. The campground is nice and we will definitely go back.
The only downside of our visit was that we have removed over 60 ticks from our two miniature schnauzers and five ticks from us. We did not walk thru the brush, only in the campground and along the wonderful walkways. The dogs were only walked four times a day because we were so busy.
My point is that the ticks were excessive probably because of the mild winter Jekyll had as well as an abundance of wet weather. The ticks were deer ticks and brown ticks.
This will not deter us from returning but we will take better precautions next time for the dogs and ourselves. So, if you visit there, be careful and take precautions.

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Old 04-26-2014, 07:42 AM   #2
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Thanks for the info. We were there a year ago February and probably because it still was cool we didn't have any ticks. But if we go near there in warmer weather we certainly will keep that in mind.

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I assume this is in spite of your using some kind of flea and tick protection on the dogs?
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:49 PM   #4
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Our dogs had systemic flea and tick killer but no external. We just did not know it was such a problem. In the past, at the many state parks we have been in, the dogs would get one or two ticks every 6 months but nothing like we encountered on Jekyll. Now we know better and will protect with not only Trifectis but Frontline and repellent spray.
Many of the ticks were between the pups toes. We removed about thirty more today then gave them a flea and tick bath. I believe that has gotten any we missed. We probably should have used the tick bath sooner...less time consuming and not as uncomfortable for the dogs.
Just be aware but don't let it keep you from visiting beautiful Jekyll Island.
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