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Question by Charlie Cox. Uploaded on July 19, 2009
get a good hold as close to the ticks pincers and pull em out.
put a lit match or lighter close to them, they will pull out, they do not like the heat. I usually just pull them out. Most important to get the head out.
Grab him and jerk. Huntcamp is right about getting the head out.
Never pull them out. Either put a hot needle to em or get a Q-tip with liquid dish soap and hold it on him. They will back out and usually stay on the Q-tip. If you just try to pull it out the head usually stays in. I don't want lyme disease risking that.
I kill them with Chigarid. Get it at the drugstore. Chigarid kills them almost instantly. It kills Chiggars too! Then gently tug with tweezers and the whole thing will come off if you take your time.
dont just pull it out becuase the mouth can be left in your skin and you will get sick so light a match blow it out stick it on the tick so it opens its mouth then pull it out.
I've heard vaseline around the area will make them pull their head out as well. Any feedback on this?
I just pull them off, They never seem to be on there to long before I notice. A good thing to do is always just feel your head and then when your taking a shower just look around to make sure none are latched in anywhere else. If you find them before to long you'll have no issues just pulling them off. On your dog if they've been on there a longer time simply use a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol and then leave it on them until they come undone and dispose via toilet or any other way you feel these bloodsuckers deserve to die.
Use blunt curved tweezers or a thread.
Grasp the tick as close to the skin surface as possible and pull upward with a steady, even pressure.
Do not twist or jerk the tick because this may cause the mouth parts to detach and remain in the skin.
You should pull firmly enough to lift up the skin.
Hold this tension for 3 to 4 minutes and the tick will back out.
DO NOT squeeze, crush, or puncture the body of the tick because its fluids may contain bacteria.
Immediately dispose of the tick. If you have any concerns, put the tick in a plastic bag and freeze it. If you get sick you can take the dead tick with you when you see your provider.
Immediately wash your hands and the affected area with soap and water.
In addition to the previous information in a pinch you can coat them with clear fingernail polish if you can slip you lady's bottle without her knowing. Ether kills them so they are easy to withdraw complete with the mandible but it is difficult to obtain these days. Chigarid is great like Del said. You can buy it on the net if local stores don't stock it. Read and heed Rudy's advice he's got this topic covered.
The old hot needle works the best in a pinch.
alcohol or the fire works.
If your in thewoods and don't feel like going home just yet this could work. If you have a knife and some sort of a fire starting tool use it or make a fire and heat up the tip of the knife. Get it decently hot and hold it to his back and wait till he backs off...or dies.
To get ticks out I use a tweezers and grab the tick as close to the skin as possible. I pull just to get the skin to tent and hold. The tick will pul out himself. It works every time.
I usually just pull them out but I've heard you're supposed to touch them with a hot match and they'll release and nothing will be left behind when you pull them out.
Burn the thing's a** with a lighter and wait 'till it pulls it's ugly little head out.
burn him up
Grab them as close to the skin as you can and twist counter clock wise. The match thing works but Ive heard if you go that route it can increase your risk of things like lime disease and rocky mountain spotted fever.
I've been plagued by those suckers for a while and just recently found a cure. It's called "the tick key" and I bought it from Duluth Trading( probably.com) It's a small one piece gadget that you put over the tick then slide it down to where it's head catches in a constricted part of the thing and lift it off. It removes the head every time and you can put it on your key chain! Best thing since sliced bread. I think it was around $5.00.
You can use vasoline or you can burn him off.
My grandma once got one off my neck with a lit cigarette. It worked and I didn't even get burned.
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