Tick removal


Active Member
May 7, 2005
I don't suppose any of you fellers smoke anymore but a cigarette or match held close to the tick's hind parts makes them nervous enough to back out. You don't want to kill the little bugger until after he lets go; just close enough to let him know you mean business.
Leeches respond to tobacco juice or just a piece of tobacco on them pretty quick.
Hairymick; your metholated spirits is what we call denatured alcohol over here.

Deer Slayer

Active Member
Sep 4, 2006
Ozark said:
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.
tick spoon.....

been using one for a number of years