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Randy Dee

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Today I decided to treat my lawn with moss killer and when I passed under the low branches of my holly tree I felt something drop on my neck but thought no more of it then I went to sit down in the summer house but became aware of something moving on my neck and I swiped this horrible beetle from my neck and onto the floor I shuddered when I first thought it was a tick, I took some paper hanky from my pocket to crush it but it was brittle and I eventually caved its head in with a brush handle it was alive for a while you can see its head is split open, I am still shaking at the thought of being a tick, does any body recognize it, it was half an inch long.

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Here Below is a photograph of the damage a tick did to my now deceased mate Jimmy Moores cheek of his backside when he used shorts to fish in at the west coast of Wales we were bass fishing . The tick was massive and actually had its head buried in his skin.
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Minelab Mal

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Today I decided to treat my lawn with moss killer and when I passed under the low branches of my holly tree I felt something drop on my neck but thought no more of it then I went to sit down in the summer house but became aware of something moving on my neck and I swiped this horrible beetle from my neck and onto the floor I shuddered when I first thought it was a tick, I took some paper hanky from my pocket to crush it but it was brittle and I eventually caved its head in with a brush handle it was alive for a while you can see its head is split open, I am still shaking at the thought of being a tick, does any body recognize it, it was half an inch long.

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Here Below is a photograph of the damage a tick did to my now deceased mate Jimmy Moores cheek of his backside when he used shorts to fish in at the west coast of Wales we were bass fishing . The tick was massive and actually had its head buried in his skin.
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Today I decided to treat my lawn with moss killer and when I passed under the low branches of my holly tree I felt something drop on my neck but thought no more of it then I went to sit down in the summer house but became aware of something moving on my neck and I swiped this horrible beetle from my neck and onto the floor I shuddered when I first thought it was a tick, I took some paper hanky from my pocket to crush it but it was brittle and I eventually caved its head in with a brush handle it was alive for a while you can see its head is split open, I am still shaking at the thought of being a tick, does any body recognize it, it was half an inch long.

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Here Below is a photograph of the damage a tick did to my now deceased mate Jimmy Moores cheek of his backside when he used shorts to fish in at the west coast of Wales we were bass fishing . The tick was massive and actually had its head buried in his skin.
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Ouch makes my blood chill.
Where we go for the September detecting rally in Dorset you are warned about deer ticks and they are nasty as well.
Always take a tick removing tool with me when I go.
My friend Scott from Canada came one year and when he got back home his missus found he still had two of them still attached in his crack.
Glad he did not ask me to take them out :)
 

Randy Dee

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Looks like a vine weevil. Harmless to people but no so for your garden plants


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=234
Hello Neil
Thanks for the heads up as that is the self and same pest and after following up and reading all of the info in your link I now realize that I have a major problem with these parasites, my rhododendron shrubs and other pot plants in my garden have been almost completely defoliated I kept thinking it was the birds to blame but now I know what is the cause, I also noticed that most of my potted winter pansies and primulas were wilting over so I pulled a couple out of the tubs and there they were Vine Weevil white grub merrily munching the roots off, so I have sent for
Bug Clear Ultra Vine Weevil Killer 2 in 1 Action - 480ml - Pest Control
it kills the weevil while it eats the leaves and kills the weevil grubs chewing the roots, the weevil only comes out of its hidie hole at night to feast on your shrub leaves during darkness.
Thanks to all who have offered help.
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neilsam

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Hello Neil
Thanks for the heads up as that is the self and same pest and after following up and reading all of the info in your link I now realize that I have a major problem with these parasites, my rhododendron shrubs and other pot plants in my garden have been almost completely defoliated I kept thinking it was the birds to blame but now I know what is the cause, I also noticed that most of my potted winter pansies and primulas were wilting over so I pulled a couple out of the tubs and there they were Vine Weevil white grub merrily munching the roots off, so I have sent for
Bug Clear Ultra Vine Weevil Killer 2 in 1 Action - 480ml - Pest Control
it kills the weevil while it eats the leaves and kills the weevil grubs chewing the roots, the weevil only comes out of its hidie hole at night to feast on your shrub leaves during darkness.
Thanks to all who have offered help.
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Glad to help, hope you get the issue sorted pest control :)
 
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