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Tick, Tick, Tsk....
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:17:44 AM »
FWIW....

"I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best
way to remove a tick. This is great because it works in
those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with
tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of
dark hair, etc."

"Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick
with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few
seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be
stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

This technique has worked every time I've used it
(and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic
for the patient and easier for me.."

Also, if you just pull a tick off, their heads sometimes break off
and are left under the skin so this is much safer. Be aware

also that a tick with a white speck on its back is a Deer
Tick, these can cause Tick Fever so check yourself and
your family good if you see any of these!

"Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this
would be damaging in any way.
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Re: Tick, Tick, Tsk....
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 09:35:15 AM »
I've tried this twice and both times it didn't work. Maybe the ticks from P Hill are badasses?
Calm down, this is just for fun.

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Re: Tick, Tick, Tsk....
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 09:53:01 AM »
When all else fails; fire.

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Re: Tick, Tick, Tsk....
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 11:38:32 AM »
Any kind of cooking oil like Wesson ect will sufficate the tick
causing it to back out.   Worked for years.

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Re: Tick, Tick, Tsk....
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 12:05:23 PM »
tug, pull or scatch it out immediately without hesitation. then patiently hold a flame or ember to the head until the torso explodes.
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Re: Tick, Tick, Tsk....
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 01:05:30 PM »
Liquid soap doesn't work.  Ticks can go several hours or more without oxygen, so suffocating them isn't a good method.  Use either tweezers, or special tick removing tools to remove them. 

http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/tick.asp

The best thing for tick prevention is a Permethrin based clothing spray.  Deet isn't very effective for ticks.  But Permethrin works very well.  Ticks will literally die just by coming in contact with clothing sprayed with Permethrin. 

This stuff is great.  Lasts a long time. 

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