As spring is nearing, so is tick season. Remember that when you are out in the woods or any tall grasses to be aware that there could be hundreds of ticks all around you. Ticks are tiny parasites that feed on blood and can be very difficult to spot on your body. They are so small that you will likely not even feel them crawling on you. And once they have started to "dig into" your skin, it may take a good pull to get them off.

After being in the woods or in tall grass, be sure to look all over for ticks; even if you weren't in those conditions for long. Go through your hair a few times as they can be almost impossible to find in longer hair. If you find one, remove it immediately. These little insects are extremely difficult to kill and can survive in some harsh conditions. Many people use fire or drowning (the tick) as a preferred method of getting rid of the pests.

One of the best ways to avoid ticks, is to wear longer clothes, especially around your legs. Many people pull their socks up and over their jeans when they are walking through areas where tick's are likely present. Even your skin being completely covered doesn't mean that ticks can't get onto your body. Just remember that anytime you are out in a tick-favorable area, ALWAYS look for ticks on anyone with you, including your dogs.

Warning - Thin Ice

For many areas of the country, it has been a strange winter. Many lakes and rivers had begun opening up several weeks ago due to warmer weather and then have iced up again with colder temperatures. Please take extra precautions when going out on the ice anymore this winter season. Pay very close attention to any subtle sounds of ice cracking. 

Now granted there are many lakes that are still very much frozen and haven't yet thawed at all. Go out and enjoy the ice! If you have any pictures of you ice-fishing trip, we would love to see them!


We have some great winterizing products to make the task of winterizing easier. These include motor covers, oil changers and anti-freeze. It's that time of year. Time to get your boat out of the water and winterized until next season. 

Take a look at all of our boat winterizing products.