Katy Trail Home  The Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail Rock Island Trail Home

Reply to Ticks this year?


Cancel and Return to Forum
Scroll down to see the discussion
All submissions are reviewed for appropriateness. We reserve the right to remove or edit any comment that we consider incorrect, misleading, or inappropriate, at our sole discretion. Please remember that this is a family-friendly website.
Subject:
Reply to Ticks this year?
Your Name:

This does not have to be your real name. It could be a "screen name", your initials, or just leave blank.
Your Hometown:

Optional - it's just interesting to know where people are from
Email Address
Comment:
So we know you are a human, please answer this easy math quiz:
5 + 3 =
Adam from KC on 5/25/2023 2:46:53 PM:
Hi, curious if anyone has noticed any ticks after riding yet this year?

We rode it in late July last year and it was surprisingly light on ticks AND mosquitoes, but I know each year can be different.

 
Anonymous on 5/25/2023 4:26:05 PM:
Not after riding on the Katy, but after fishing in northwest Missouri a few days ago.

It's time.

 
Gary from Near Tebbetts on 5/25/2023 5:06:59 PM:
We live about 100 yards off the Katy. My grandson and I got ticks just being out on our deck. I’m guessing the raccoons are bringing them up on our deck. Never happened before so I’d have to say the ticks are going to be bad this year.

 
Marna from Boonville on 5/25/2023 5:21:11 PM:
We live ON the Katy Trail. Ticks here seem bad this year. HOWEVER!~ If you stay on the trail, use facilities at the Trail Heads, you should be fine.

 
David A from Alameda, CA on 5/25/2023 6:31:54 PM:
Just got off the trail on a 2 wk RT. I got one tick that hadn't bitten & my brother had none. He's a mosquito magnetic & was not bothered by them either. That being said, we stayed on the trail, avoided tall grasses, pre-sprayed clothing with repellent, didn't camp, etc. Was a big concern pre-trip.

 
Michael A. Rodemeyer from Hartsburg Mo on 5/26/2023 4:42:10 PM:
SO FAR THIS YEAR ABOUT 50-60 TICKS HAVE TRIED TO CARRY NY WIFE OFF. TO SAY THIS IS A BAD TICK YEAT IS AN UBDERSTATEMENT. ALTHOUGH HUNTING FOR TICKS CAN BE FUN WE WOULD RATHER NOT.

 
Anonymous on 5/26/2023 7:58:48 PM:
Noticed any side effects of the Hartsburg tics?

 
Jerry from Belleville on 5/27/2023 9:54:49 AM:
Anonymous. That's comedy gold!

 
Michael A. Rodemeyer from Hartsburg Mo on 5/28/2023 6:27:22 PM:
I have noticed that my wife creeps up on me more than usual and deet won't stop her. Seriously whether they are Hartsburg ticks or others please prepare yourself. I'll continue to fight off my problem.