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    Ons toer was wonderlik, vanaf Oos London - Dwesa- Coffee Bay - Mbotyi en Lupathana. Alles het voorspoedig verloop behalwe vir die bosluise. Niemand het ons gewaarsku dat daar so baie bosluise is, my vrou het aldaar bosluiskoors gekry en ek sit ook nou met bosluiskoors. So voornemende besoekers tref maar voorsorg vir die bosluise en spinnekoppe. Is regtig 'n baie mooi deel van ons land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maanskotze View Post
    Ons toer was wonderlik, vanaf Oos London - Dwesa- Coffee Bay - Mbotyi en Lupathana. Alles het voorspoedig verloop behalwe vir die bosluise. Niemand het ons gewaarsku dat daar so baie bosluise is, my vrou het aldaar bosluiskoors gekry en ek sit ook nou met bosluiskoors. So voornemende besoekers tref maar voorsorg vir die bosluise en spinnekoppe. Is regtig 'n baie mooi deel van ons land.
    ..Just use a Tick Spray on your ankles and inspect yourselves every night ..I have never had a bad experience with ticks in the Transkei ..No where worse than other areas of Africa ..Spiders are good ..Just ignore them they are harmless ..Part of Nature

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    At certain times of the year pepper and other ticks can be a major problem on the Transkei coast. Most often in summer and after rains I think. The itching from these small, almost invisible pepper ticks that attach themselves to your skin in large numbers, can drive you mad. Then of course there is also the common risk of tick-bite fever.

    We use a aerosol manufactured by Bayer, known as Bayticol which is very effective when sprayed on clothing like socks or shorts. It is not meant to be sprayed directly onto skin although some do so.
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    Default Re: Wildcoast - bosluise en spinnekoppe.

    In case you're wondering what it looks like, below a fully developed tick bite, around a week after the bite, fever and hallucinations.

    Same place, April last year. Hluleka, to be exact.

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    Someone else from our group also got it. Remember to check between your toes.
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    We were in the Bela Bela area in March 2018.
    I have never seen so many ticks in all my life - there were a zillion billion.
    Every blade of grass (almost without exaggeration) in the 200km2 that we moved around in had between 5 and 25 ticks on it.
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    Default Re: Wildcoast - bosluise en spinnekoppe.

    Yip, Transkei is full of pepper ticks.
    I have had occasions where I have counted 50-70 bites on me the next day, ankles, under the socks, and inside your undies

    Bayticol works wonders as Stan said, really good product.

    Problem is that the local cattle doesn't get dipped any longer by the government like in the days, no money, dip doesn't reach it destination .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRA View Post
    We were in the Bela Bela area in March 2018.
    I have never seen so many ticks in all my life - there were a zillion billion.
    Every blade of grass (almost without exaggeration) in the 200km2 that we moved around in had between 5 and 25 ticks on it.
    That is frigging nuts, to be honest, wow!

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    I have not used the spray in the past and will definitely do so - the gators from K way works well for me but in most cases then I also wear long pants...

    Thanks for heads up and reminder!
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    I have been told that south Africa has 33 tick species, that area has 28 of them. Perfect conditions for ticks. and Transkei cattle are not dipped frequently.

    Doctors often miss the symptoms, like malaria - you must tell your doctor where you have been, so he can get you tested.
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