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Tick removal

Discussion in 'Home Medical Remedies or Medical Emergencys to loo' started by Ozark, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Ozark

    Ozark Well-Known Member

    You don't want to pull a tick out with anything that will squeeze it, or it will inject the tic's body fluid into the bite. Here's how I remove ticks, and it works!!! Take about three feet of thread or light weight fishing line... Tie a loose half hitch in it... slip the knot over the tick, and then tighten it close to the skin, so it is choking the @*&%# out of the tick. Then pull lightly... not hard... lightly. Eventually, like about 30 seconds or less, the tick will give up and let go. With this method the tic is removed head in tact, and it can't excrete nasty stuff into the wound.
  2. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Put a drop of Campho- Phenique and the sucker and it will back out on it's own.

    Best thing was when we had leaded gas , a drop of oil off the dip stick made them want to be someplace else.

    I don't know if this works on ticks ... It might .......If a snake bites you and holds on some Vodka in its mouth will make it turn loose.

  3. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Would an aged single malt Scotch work as well?
  4. Jimmy W

    Jimmy W Well-Known Member

    If a snake bites me and holds on, I'll be danged if I'm going to offer it a shot of any beverage. It will be an ex-snake long before that. I don't normally believe in killing snakes, but that would be an exception.
  5. bearridge

    bearridge Well-Known Member

    That family in the capitol comes ta mind. They wuz up late, near midnite, when this fella pulled out hiz illegal pistol 'n commenced ta rob 'em. They offered him fancy sammiches, some high dollar Dago Red, give him a chair ta take a load off 'n then stuck a knife deep in hiz cold, worthless heart. They tole him if hiz momma knew he wuz out late robbin' folks, she would be mitey ashamed. After that he walked away without the loot.

    I figger he left cuz he wuz scairt ta hang out too long with crazy white folks. They mite have broke out with a rap version of Kumbaya 'n then where would he be? Rite next ta Tabor, Bancini, McMurphy 'n the Chief breakin' cigarettes in two tryin' ta bet a nickel.

    Wonder how them folks git a tick off? :wink:

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  6. islandpiper

    islandpiper Well-Known Member

    Oz, great idea. I had to pick one off the cat last weekend and used some fine needle nose pliers, way close to the skin for the same effect. Looked around for the pliers for ten minutes and had the thread close at hand. Now I know.

    thanks!! Piper
  7. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Paul, why three feet long? What do you do with the other two and a half feet of string?
  8. Ozark

    Ozark Well-Known Member

    Ok Jack you can use any length of thread you want, I usually hold one end of the thread in my teeth and use one hand to position the thread around the tick then pull it tight with the other hand. If you use a shorter length of thread and say the tick is located near your sack It might be a little difficult to get your head bent down that close to hold the thread in your teeth, not to mention kinda funny looking.
  9. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Well I can see you have never camped with Jack and seen what he can do. I will say that he could make your double jointed ole hound dog .....BLUSH.
    Not even going anywhere near or saying anything about the snoring or is it the dig-er-a-doo playing he does when he is asleep. :roll:

  10. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Can I just pour some denatured alcohol on the tick? Will that make the little buggers back out?
  11. Ozark

    Ozark Well-Known Member

    Yes some say it works.
  12. bearridge

    bearridge Well-Known Member

    How soon we fergit third grade. :mrgreen:
  13. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Oz, I was asking a serious question. You get two demerits for providing a farcical answer.
  14. dawallace45

    dawallace45 Well-Known Member

    Damn !
    I thought we got demerit points for providing a FACTUAL ANSWER .

  15. Ozark

    Ozark Well-Known Member

    I've changed my post Jack, Can I have my atta boys back?
  16. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    EGGGGZZEllent! I've erased your "Aw S&!T" and replaced it with one "Attaboy!"

    I have to ask, cause in Michigan we don't have many critters that make pesticles of themselves, or try to kill you. Mainly hazard here is just women drivers.
  17. hairymick

    hairymick Well-Known Member

    Good tip with the twine mate.

    What also works is metholated spirits. Pour a little on his back and he is outa there. not sure what you guys might call metholated spirits but it is a clear alcohol used in those little fuel stoves so popular with back-packers.

    Jack, if ya pour rum on a ticks back, all you will do is make him want to fight you. Good rum tends to have this effect on all who imbibe :lol:
  18. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    The worst pest in Michigan is a Jack attack, contrary mean little critter.

    Ooooh! this is gona be good. :lol: hairy
  19. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Hell, Ronnie, I'm calm and pleasant. You oughta see my twin brother!! :twisted: :evil: He secretly radios back to the dam operators, and asks them to .....
  20. aub77

    aub77 Well-Known Member

    In the past I have put a dollop of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on the tick. They can't breathe and let go in a minute or two. Luckily they were always on a dog and not on me so I didn't mind the wait. Started doing that after one tick I pulled off with tweezers scarred a dog on top of her nose.

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