Skip to comments.Tick, Tick, Tick
Posted on 05/02/2012 11:39:35 PM PDT by Bellflower
Where I live and grew up there was hardly a tick to be found. We children played and played in weeds and woods and never had or saw one tick on us. Not anymore. The ticks are ramped. We love to hike and be outdoors, but of course, hate the ticks. Even hiking on a short grassy path almost two months ago you could see them crawling up your shoes and legs. They really are creepy and they are also know to pass any number of rather nasty diseases. So my question is, do any of you have any remedies or tips on how to keep ticks off from you?
Buy a couple of guinea hens, ticks are a favorite food for them and they will clear your property.
Don’t much like the scorpions when I find them in the house but tics, definitely could not handle those.
An Arkansas country girl told me the best way is to put ice on them. When you take the ice off, it shocks them and they let go for a few seconds. Haven’t tried it yet, though.
Our kids were bringing lice home from camp. The first year we tried the over-the-counter stuff and it was worthless. Then someone told us about Licenex shampoo. Also washed the clothes and sheets and EVERYTHING in it. Also put in a spray bottle with water to spray the pillows, carpet, etc.
The lice have built up immunities to the OTC stuff. But the Licenex works by attacking the critter’s body (exsoskeleton?) - eats away the calcium(?) in the body. Also eats away the eggs and larvae so they die.
I’m not sure how a tick is built, but it might work on them. After the fact. The Licenex is expensive, but it sure does the trick. (3 years now! But last year they came home lice free - they were VERY careful not to share hats, helmets, etc.).
Re: Do It Yourself Pest Control
Those guys happen to be just a few miles from me. I don’t know about their tick stuff, but I recently bought some phermone traps from them to deal with pantry moths. They have been awesome, work great!
I would definitely go with their treatment methods based on my experience with their products and recommendations.
As a kid growing up in the sticks of northern Florida we kept our heads shaved because it made it easier to find and remove the ticks.
Tweezers causes them to regurgitate. It is a long story but it occurred to me years ago the best way is to make a noose (I used 4-0 Nylon suture) of stiff nylon and make an overhand throw and cinc it around the thing’s proboscis and then put steady, gentle traction outwards. They release and don’t regurgitate.
Its true: boozers don’t get ticks; but neither do healthy people.
Get some Guinea hens. They will eat every tick on you property.
I thought that was the remedy for ‘crabs’...
My wife bought a cheap plastic tick remover that hooks on to the tick near it’s head. with a little twist, the tick comes off with it’s head intact.
Chickens in the yard greatly reduce the tick population, but then you have to fence the garden.
Don’t use heat. It causes them to vomit the blood and their nasties back into your system.
I’ve read it takes 24 hours before diseases like Lyme are transmitted. Unless you apply a hot needle or match head to their butt. In which case they vomit their diseases straight into your bloodstream.
When we moved to our farm 20 years ago, there were ticks all over the place. We keep guineas now, and have no problem.
Best way to get rid of crabs? Squat over a mirror. The crabs will always jump onto the new ass.
Simple, easy and effective tick removal tool:
That is truly funny and topical too :-)
I can’t believe the level of hatred and species-ism y’all are spewing on this thread! You should be ashamed of yourselves!
Solution: Stay away from cheap hookers and don’t share a bed with a Mexican immigrant.
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