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Anonymous advice about how to handle a random tick check offer.

Blood-thirsty ticks on the prowl

NATURE -- People weren't the only critters motivated by unseasonably warm weather to be active outdoors in the past week. Ticks are on the prowl, I've heard from several reports. Perfect timing! There's nothing like a full tick check for Valentine's Day.

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MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

FILE - A June 8, 2010 photo shows a wood tick - or dog tick - clinging to a pencil used for scale, in Springfield, Ill.  Hantavirus, West Nile, Lyme disease and now, bubonic plague. The bugs of late summer are biting, although the risk of getting many of these scary-sounding diseases is very small. Lyme Disease is spread through ticks, the symptoms are fever, headache, fatigue and a bulls-eye rash. (Chris Young / The State Journal-register)

'Tis the season for ticks 

HIKING -- If you're heading out to explore the lowland natural areas around Eastern Washington, be warned that it's time to be using some DEET insect repellent on your neck and cuffs of shirt and pants, and going "nerdy" by tucking those pant-legs into your...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

A bull moose yet to begin sprouting new antlers was photographed on on March 21, 2013, in the Ponderosa neighborhood of Spokane Valley by Hans Krauss. The moose's condition indicates it's been infested with ticks. (Hans Krauss)

Ticks: tiny wolves at work on area moose 

WILDLIFE -- Hans Krauss, a Spokane Valley wildlife enthusiast and photographer, shot these photos of a bull moose in the Ponderosa neighborhood a few days ago. What first caught his eye are the bases of where antlers had fallen off, and where the new antler...

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Aaron Theisen, right, and Craig Romano explore the trail between Odessa and the BLM Lakeview Ranch in Lincoln County. (Rich Landers)

Sage advice for hikers in tick country

HIKING -- The ticks are out in the scablands around the region, and they're thirsty. Spokane hiker, writer and photographer Aaron Theisen offers this observation from his vast experience: "Never go to a dinner party directly from an early-spring hike, unless you want to entertain...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012

American dog tick

Ticks rise to occasion of warmer weather 

HIKING -- What a difference a couple of warm days can make. Neither my dog nor I picked up ticks in Wednesday's cold temperatures while hikng BLM's Lakeview Ranch near Odessa. On Friday, after a couple warmer nights and days, a friend harvested a bumper...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

The Slavin Conservation area, like many of the areas preserved by the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program, are close to Spokane, enabling visitors such as these Spokane Mountaineers, to make quick visits even on weekday evenings after work.  (Rich Landers)

Don't be creeped out by ticks; be proactive 

CREEPY CRITTERS -- With a local girl being diagnosied with Rocky Mountain spotted fever, it's worthwhile for outdoors enthusiasts to reup our precautions against tick bites. Following is my Thursday column on ticks and precautions against tick bites. However, the following blog version includes numerous...

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