Tick treatment

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Re: Tick treatment

Postby Orion » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 10:47 am

ofuros wrote:...& remember, freeze'm don't squeeze'm. :wink:


That seems like a good strategy. I'm disappointed our Centers for Disease and Control (in the U.S.) don't address the efficacy of this method. They recommend using good tweezers to pull on the head of tick, without squeezing it. Is there a downside to freezing the tick first?
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Re: Tick treatment

Postby ofuros » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 4:40 pm

No downside that I know of...if they're attached in a hard to reach place, you might have to wait until you get home & have your partner do the dirty deed. :wink:
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Re: Tick treatment

Postby Paul » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 6:04 pm

Peppermint oil ( aeromatic oil ) brings ticks off very quickly.

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Re: Tick treatment

Postby Huntsman247 » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 7:58 pm

Paul wrote:Peppermint oil ( aeromatic oil ) brings ticks off very quickly.

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This is not a good method. That guarantees you get a dose of the ticks saliva.
The tick needs to be killed first instantly by either electric shock or freezing before removal.
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Re: Tick treatment

Postby Huntsman247 » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 8:03 pm

Orion wrote:
ofuros wrote:...& remember, freeze'm don't squeeze'm. :wink:


That seems like a good strategy. I'm disappointed our Centers for Disease and Control (in the U.S.) don't address the efficacy of this method. They recommend using good tweezers to pull on the head of tick, without squeezing it. Is there a downside to freezing the tick first?
No downside to freezing. It's one of the only methods that doesn't make your situation worse. All medical professionals agree with freezing.
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