Yes, There Are Ticks Here!


If you’re not from around here, then you might be wondering if ticks are a problem.

Ticks are definitely something you should take into consideration when hiking around the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Here’s the scoop…

We’ve gone hiking out at the Natchez Trace Parkway several times.

Each time, we’ve come back with some ticks on us.


That is, until we started using Permethrin. We spray this stuff on our clothing (not our skin) before we head out into the woods, and we’ve never come back with a tick on us since!

Before I started using Permethrin to ward off tick bites, I actually contracted Lyme Disease from a tick bite. That’s a slight indication as to how prevalent ticks are in this part of Tennessee.

Here are some tips for the easiest ways to remove ticks from your body.

Here’s how to tell if your dog has Lyme Disease from a tick bite


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Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money — so I frequently write about “outside the box” ideas that most wouldn’t think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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