Ticks

Ticks

PostBy: theo On: Sun May 11, 2014 6:55 am

What is the best method so far to remove them, I just read about a cottonball with some dish detergent on it. They say to rub it on the tick and it will back out. Then the match method????? Any other ways other then the tweezers?
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: creek44 On: Sun May 11, 2014 7:14 am

Cut a long "V" in a plastic card or a teaspoon. Manipulate "V" from behind and under tick and advance towards head under tick to catch head of tick in apex of "V" to remove.
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun May 11, 2014 7:24 am

The best way is to use a tweezers to gently pull them off, do not jerk them off ,you want to try to get everything out , greasing or soaping them only makes them burrow deeper & gives them the time to inject their junk.If site turns red/swollen or forms a bulls eye,get to a doctor quickly for antibiotics. This is to try and ward off Lyme disease which NEVER goes away,it can be treated into remission but can flare up any time & Lyme ain't any fun ! it is actually a life threatening disease !
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: samhill On: Sun May 11, 2014 7:33 am

We found some tick removers that are like what creek44 described above at Pet Smart, they are well built plastic & will fit on a key ring. We have used them several times this year alone & work real well, for some reason this is starting out to be a bad tick infestation around these parts anyway.
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun May 11, 2014 8:09 am

theo wrote:What is the best method so far to remove them, I just read about a cottonball with some dish detergent on it. They say to rub it on the tick and it will back out. Then the match method????? Any other ways other then the tweezers?


Please :!: - don't ever follow this method in an area where Lyme is present because it could make the tick regurgitate its stomach contents into your system. This is something to avoid. The soap essentially causes the tick suffocate.

windyhill4.2 wrote:The best way is to use a tweezers to gently pull them off, do not jerk them off ,you want to try to get everything out , greasing or soaping them only makes them burrow deeper & gives them the time to inject their junk.If site turns red/swollen or forms a bulls eye,get to a doctor quickly for antibiotics. This is to try and ward off Lyme disease which NEVER goes away,it can be treated into remission but can flare up any time & Lyme ain't any fun ! it is actually a life threatening disease !



After a tick is embedded for 24 hours or more, their stomach fluids can enter the host's tissue and eventually the blood stream. Our county health nurse recommends to use tweezers. Grasp a small flap of skin that surrounds the embedded tick's head and pull the flap of skin along with the tick. Rub some alcohol or bacitracin ointment on the area. Doing this removes the contaminated tissue at the site of the bite.

If it's even a question of how long and you can identify the tick as a Deer Tick, see a doctor ASAP and plead for a dose of anti-Lyme antibiotic such as Doxycycline. Trust me, you don't want to chance getting Lyme disease. windyhill4.2 is right, how well I know :(
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: theo On: Sun May 11, 2014 8:20 am

creek44 wrote:Cut a long "V" in a plastic card or a teaspoon. Manipulate "V" from behind and under tick and advance towards head under tick to catch head of tick in apex of "V" to remove.
Sounds like some good advice,,,, sorta like using a " crow-bar " effect. Will try that if need to, Thank You for that tip
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: mozz On: Sun May 11, 2014 5:17 pm

Picture is of granddaughter 5 weeks ago, went to emergency room to have it removed, was burrowed pretty good. I work with a person, 20ish, whom father passed away from Lyme disease just last year. Be careful, it can kill you. Just took our Pekinese to the groomer wednesday and when the wife went to pick him up, the groomer said there was a tick stuck on his neck, this is a dog who only goes outside on a leash a few times a day.
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: mkline On: Sun May 11, 2014 5:38 pm

My daughter just took the grandson to get a deer tick removed from his ear today.He wouldn't stay still enough to let us remove it.I've had a few and removed them with tweezers.I was careful getting them out then kept them and closely watched the area it was on.Mine weren't deer ticks though.

Mike
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: Den034071 On: Sun May 11, 2014 6:59 pm

Try a hunting dog supply they have a kit for removal of ticks .First you apply a chemical from supplier. Wait a minute or so an chem. tends to make tick release grip .The kit has a v shape tool you slip under tick an remove .Kit also has anti biotic with it . Try Lion Country supply or Ugly dog supply .About 10 bucks jack
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun May 11, 2014 7:50 pm

I just douche the tick down with olive oil. In five minutes they back out and I wipe the little beasty away with a tissue and drop him in the toilet. A tick isn't going to puke its guts if it can't breathe.
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: franco b On: Sun May 11, 2014 8:15 pm

coaledsweat wrote:I just douche the tick down with olive oil. In five minutes they back out and I wipe the little beasty away with a tissue and drop him in the toilet. A tick isn't going to puke its guts if it can't breathe.

That seems like a good procedure to me and I will try it. Using a tweezers I have found that they hang on so tight that when you tear them off the sticker stays embedded. It does work its way out in a few days but I would rather get it all in one shot.
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: warminmn On: Sun May 11, 2014 9:11 pm

Last year I bought a bottle of Permethrin, made by Sawyer. Got it from Cabelas. I sprayed a loose, long sleeve shirt and a pair of pants with the stuff and let it dry. i didnt always wear the pants but tried to wear the shirt when outside and used them while fishing and multiple canoe trips. Not one tick and no mosquito bites either, except on my head (mosquito). It kills the ticks that come in contact with it. It lasts several weeks even if gotten wet and you can wash the clothes gently too.

I'm sold on it.
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun May 11, 2014 9:22 pm

coaledsweat wrote:I just douche the tick down with olive oil. In five minutes they back out and I wipe the little beasty away with a tissue and drop him in the toilet. A tick isn't going to puke its guts if it can't breathe.


The bacteria in the tick's gut doesn't start to reproduce until it's been fed for a day. That's why it's important to find them an remove them ASAP. If less than 24 hrs, it shouldn't be a problem what way you remove them. After 24 hrs, I'd be very careful what way you choose to remove them. Ticks don't just suck fluids out of the host, they also inject saliva into the bite.

Can you back up your statement that a tick won't puke if it can't breath? I'd like to read your source. It's counter to what the medical people have told me. Objective is to get it out quickly. Many primitve critters shite and puke themselves if they feel their life is threatened as a way of self protection to try and make themselves a less appealing meal. That is the last thing you want a deer tick to do if its head is buried in your skin.
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun May 11, 2014 10:32 pm

VPB , i'm with you on that method not being recommended ,BUT , if that is a new improved way,it sounds easier than pulling them out. They are now saying that Lyme can be spread by any tick & even mosquito bites. Human blood transfusions & sex are ways to spread Lyme from one person to another. If detected early & treated,Lyme might not change your life much,but to contract Lyme & not know it for years,when it finally unleashes it's devastation in you, the rest of your life WILL be different. Guess how i know ?
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Re: Ticks

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon May 12, 2014 6:58 am

wh4.2 - add to that spider bites. A fellow I worked with got lymes that way a few years back. Ticks are actually 8 legged like spiders and in the same family -arachnids.

I agree all the ways to remove'm are much less reliant on a person executing a good technique. They are indeed easier. I might be inclined to try them when the tick is not a Deer Tick (AKA:Blacklegged Tick). I pulled them off, scrapped them off and burned them off before I learned from the county health nurse how to pluck them with a little skin. I thought this would be painful but it really isn't because it's just a small patch, smaller than a straight pin head and the tick bite already has that small area anesthetized. I stress the better mechanical method for reasons of eliminating even a little chance for the start of the infection. Like you, guess how I too know ...
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