Sand Springs Apartment Complex Dealing With Tick Infestation

Sep 7, 2010 Read more: News on 6 Tulsa 44
A Sand Springs apartment is over-run with ticks. One family says the ticks showed up this summer, and their numbers have grown rapidly. Read more
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Liz A Hogg

Tulsa, OK

#1 Sep 7, 2010
Hey now...I am one for "alternative people" but in this case I would have to say if the ticks just go and suck on some of this ladies hair dye, they just might go elsewere....btw "Apple Creek" is the first place I ever tripped on acid!

Did I jinx it, I only did it once!
former resident

Tulsa, OK

#2 Sep 7, 2010
I had the misfortune of living in these apartments and ticks arent the only bug that has infested these apartments and attempted to take over.......the building i was in was infested with cockroaches and when i notified management the day i moved in they were like "Oh well some buildings have that problem some dont!!" I pretty much had to throw away everything i owned when i left that place to keep from taking them with me........this doesnt surprise me at all.
country family

Owasso, OK

#3 Sep 7, 2010
Something that may help the apartment complex to wipe a large population of ticks is to vacuum them up with a debris blower in reverse or even an ordinary vacuum sweeper. Just make sure the vacuum bag is disposed of properly. You will not get them all, but it will make a substantial dent in the numbers. I would do it more than once a day if they were that bad. Vacuum bags are cheap in comparison.

My guess after seeing so many engorged that the ticks have more than humans to feed off of, treat that source as well as the entire complex.
So What

Tulsa, OK

#5 Sep 7, 2010
Who cares, they chose to live in this shotty pathetic apartments. Have they not heard the "you get what you pay for" statement before? If you pay for a $395 a month apartment, you aren't going to get security and cleanliness as a reward!
Kevin

Owasso, OK

#6 Sep 7, 2010
Call Vexcon! Billy will take care of it!
mika

Fayetteville, AR

#7 Sep 7, 2010
So What wrote:
Who cares, they chose to live in this shotty pathetic apartments. Have they not heard the "you get what you pay for" statement before? If you pay for a $395 a month apartment, you aren't going to get security and cleanliness as a reward!
Not everyone can afford to live in $500 apartment complexes. Especially if you have to take in another roommate. How are you supposed to find one? Craigslist? And deal with the serial murders creeping out there? Better off with the ticks.

Sevin Dust the heck out of them. Spray with Sevin Dust if you have to..vacuum after the dusting.
JJ in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

#8 Sep 7, 2010
I find it sad that most people like me don't even watch the network news anymore. It is sad that they can't present the news in an honest fashion and most people have abandoned that media. That being said, it is sad that their inability to be journalists will leave stories like this out in the cold. I did happen to have it on tonight, tho, while doing something else and this story came on.

This is disgusting. Where is the health department? Did this news team contact the health department?

It would be one thing if this is just adults living there. And even if it is Section 8 housing, those children deserve something better than being infected with ticks. This is not roaches, which are disgusting on their own, but this is ticks, and they are a health hazard.

Children deserve to live in a clean and safe environment with or without the support of their parents. Where are the citizens of Tulsa on this. Kids with 30 or more tick bites a day. Seriously,, and is Channel 6 doing something? Anything?
basil

United States

#9 Sep 8, 2010
Ticks hate basil; you can create a non-toxic spray: Get a grown basil plant; crush it; put into 2 quarts of water and soak it for 2 hrs; strain it and put in spray bottle; spray everywhere you think they might be - its harmless to us and pets, but repels ticks.
Source(s):
Grandmother's Critter Ridder - awesome book for getting rid of everything!
mama2

Parlin, NJ

#10 Sep 8, 2010
This could be serious ticks carry Lyme desease and tick fever. I live in the country my banty chickens keep the tick population down.
Ashley

Yukon, OK

#12 Sep 8, 2010
mama2 wrote:
This could be serious ticks carry Lyme desease and tick fever. I live in the country my banty chickens keep the tick population down.
You're right on track mama2. I find it horrifying these people are having to pick ticks off their children every day. Lyme disease is a life long problem (if you survive it), and these children are running the risk of contracting it every day.
RSc

Tulsa, OK

#13 Sep 8, 2010
Looks like it's time to move OUT! I'm pretty sure things like this allow for breaking the lease. This is disgusting, no way in heck could I live like that!
Another Known Fact

Tulsa, OK

#17 Sep 8, 2010
The ticks are bad this year. We have them in our yard as well as the neighbors. We dont live by heavily wooded areas etc where they are common. We move frequently as do the neighbors. Luckily we have only found 1 on one of our children, but did have to treat our dogs that play outside. We have done all we do to get rid of them up to almost burning the grass. They just keep coming back.
Bugs

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Sep 8, 2010
I have also heard bugs are bad this year worse than ever ticks, flees, bed bugs the list goes on....and once they take home somewhere it takes alot to get rid of them.
my experience is

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Sep 8, 2010
some one in that complex has cats/dogs. They need to be treated/evicted. With that heavy of an infestation... I would MOVE. Are they near a cattle pasture? When I lived out in the country we had very little tick problem till the cows came up close to the house, then we would have an awful problem for a couple of days.

Eat lots of garlic (ticks and fleas hate that), use the basil treatment suggested and start looking for a new place to live. Ticks will not stay where there is no food source. They are getting fed somewhere.

“Live, Laugh, Love!”

Since: Oct 08

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#21 Sep 8, 2010
It would take me about 2 seconds to decide to MOVE. Why would they let those kids get that bad??!
Justice For Jessie

Tulsa, OK

#22 Sep 8, 2010
How in the world could someone keep their kids in an apartment that is infested with ticks? Years ago my son found a baby snake in our kitchen and poured syrup on it and stabbed it with a fork, When he showed me oh heck no I grabbed the kids and left that house and never went back !! We got rid of the house and left everything behind because I was scared we would end up possibly taking another snake with us .....
You2

Tulsa, OK

#23 Sep 8, 2010
If this apartment complex is still being run by the same bad management company it does not surprise me one bit that they haven't gotten rid of the ticks. I hate it for the kids...SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!
bamonster

United States

#24 Sep 8, 2010
Get some bug spray, good grief, stop spending all your welfare money on hair dye, tatoo's and metal studs.
Its a simple problem to fix!!
Proud to be white

Stone Mountain, GA

#25 Sep 8, 2010
JJ in Tulsa wrote:
I find it sad that most people like me don't even watch the network news anymore. It is sad that they can't present the news in an honest fashion and most people have abandoned that media. That being said, it is sad that their inability to be journalists will leave stories like this out in the cold. I did happen to have it on tonight, tho, while doing something else and this story came on.
This is disgusting. Where is the health department? Did this news team contact the health department?
It would be one thing if this is just adults living there. And even if it is Section 8 housing, those children deserve something better than being infected with ticks. This is not roaches, which are disgusting on their own, but this is ticks, and they are a health hazard.
Children deserve to live in a clean and safe environment with or without the support of their parents. Where are the citizens of Tulsa on this. Kids with 30 or more tick bites a day. Seriously,, and is Channel 6 doing something? Anything?
I was wondering the same thing, and the funny thing is, if this where dogs everyone would be outraged, people are so strange.
Proud to be white

Stone Mountain, GA

#26 Sep 8, 2010
bamonster wrote:
Get some bug spray, good grief, stop spending all your welfare money on hair dye, tatoo's and metal studs.
Its a simple problem to fix!!
You would have to get every unit to spray at the same time, I'm pretty sure they have sprayed, but if your next door neighbor's doesn't you're just wasting time and money.

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