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Self | 5/3/12 | self

Posted on 05/02/2012 11:39:35 PM PDT by Bellflower

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To: Bellflower

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.


51 posted on 05/03/2012 3:12:36 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Bellflower

52 posted on 05/03/2012 3:21:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Cvengr

Don’t use heat. It causes them to vomit the blood and their nasties back into your system.


53 posted on 05/03/2012 4:00:49 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Bellflower; hope

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.


54 posted on 05/03/2012 4:03:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Amadeo

When we moved to our farm 20 years ago, there were ticks all over the place. We keep guineas now, and have no problem.


55 posted on 05/03/2012 4:03:30 AM PDT by Library Lady
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To: 21twelve

Best way to get rid of crabs? Squat over a mirror. The crabs will always jump onto the new ass.


56 posted on 05/03/2012 4:07:09 AM PDT by csmusaret (Obama's new slogan: "Fo Mo Mo Fo.")
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To: Bellflower

Simple, easy and effective tick removal tool:

http://www.rei.com/product/407279/pro-tick-remedy-tick-removal-system?partner=aff_cj&mr:trackingCode=D494DE14-EE81-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA&siteId=cjIsd2x-it3792&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rei.com%2Fmp%2FCJ%2Fproduct%2F407279%3Fpartner%3Daff_cj%26mr%3AtrackingCode%3DD494DE14-EE81-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB%26mr%3AreferralID%3DNA&PID=1830651&AID=10456937&cm_mmc=CJ-_-Aff-_-1830651-_-10456937


57 posted on 05/03/2012 4:21:30 AM PDT by NCDragon (If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
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To: occamrzr06
They liked to be called chegroes if you don't mind!

That is truly funny and topical too :-)

58 posted on 05/03/2012 4:33:25 AM PDT by varon (The Patriots stand watch!)
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To: Bellflower; All

I can’t believe the level of hatred and species-ism y’all are spewing on this thread! You should be ashamed of yourselves!

:-)


59 posted on 05/03/2012 4:34:06 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Bellflower

Solution: Stay away from cheap hookers and don’t share a bed with a Mexican immigrant.


60 posted on 05/03/2012 4:38:55 AM PDT by IbJensen ( I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what 0 does with mine)
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To: Woodman
Buy a couple of guinea hens, ticks are a favorite food for them and they will clear your property.

That's what I've heard as well.

61 posted on 05/03/2012 4:57:49 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Bellflower

http://greenmethods.com/site/weblog/2008/08/how-to-make-a-tick-trap/


62 posted on 05/03/2012 4:59:21 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: know-the-law

posts #29 and #40


63 posted on 05/03/2012 5:13:48 AM PDT by know-the-law
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To: Cvengr

The heat would back them out then made them accessible to remove without leaving their head in.

A hot cigarette end works as well, if you don’t mind a small burn? I’ll take the small burn over many of the disease’s they carry.


64 posted on 05/03/2012 5:21:55 AM PDT by buck61
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To: freedomfiter2

Well if your are single and a tick digs in on your back where you cant reach it you got a problem. I used to get bit by ticks all the time when I used to bow hunt in Florida woods in an area that had range cattle.

I swear, the smart ones would find a place to dig in where you couldn’t reach them.

Thats is when you find out who your friends are.


65 posted on 05/03/2012 5:22:29 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: Bellflower

DEET


66 posted on 05/03/2012 5:24:30 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Amadeo

Yep, I can vouch for that. I walked into a nest of seed ticks at LBL in 1986 and had hundreds crawling all over me. Fortunately, I had sprayed myself beforehand and mitigated the threat, but I was still bitten by a few and contracted Lyme disease from one of the bites.


67 posted on 05/03/2012 5:37:01 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: Bellflower
We had ticks in our house last year, but we never got bit. The dogs bring them in from the yard. Exterminator inside and outside, treat the dogs with Frontline and something else from the vet. It was not difficult to get under control. I am keeping a closer eye on the dogs this year so I can catch it before it gets started.
68 posted on 05/03/2012 5:40:54 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Bellflower

Just recently heard that rubbing plain old liquid soap on them will make them back out. Haven’t tried it yet, but a number of folks on a local radio talk show called in and said it works.


69 posted on 05/03/2012 5:49:22 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Amadeo

I hate ticks..... pulled the first one of the season off me yesterday. I first learned about seed ticks when I watched what looked like cinnamon running up my white pants! The best way to deal with seed ticks is to use duck tape. Pulls them all off....maybe some hair as well... but is worth the pain. Those little buggers itch as bad as the big ones do!

I also learned a trick on how to deal with ticks if your horse gets covered. Spray the ticks with pam, wait a little while, then run a squeegee over the horse. They fall right off.


70 posted on 05/03/2012 7:28:38 AM PDT by Grammy
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To: FreedomPoster

Fantastic! Thank you for adding your recommendation. Their prices are certainly right.


71 posted on 05/03/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: hope

Prior to the evolution of our non smoking culture a well lit Winston cigarette held up next to the tick worked like a charm. I watched my Dad de-tick many a dog and even my sisters and I a few times.


72 posted on 05/03/2012 7:39:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: familyop

Witch Hazel works, too. Coat the tick and they’ll back out. Just don’t let them get loose...


73 posted on 05/03/2012 8:25:08 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Bellflower

Sulfur (from the feed store) sprinkled on shoes and pants legs keeps them off. Especially those creepy (what we call) seed ticks.


74 posted on 05/03/2012 9:55:52 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: Bellflower
I make this stuff so I have picked up a few tricks.

You can add the lavender (five drops) but not the rose geranium. It does weird things to the rose.

It is important that you do not use fragrance oils, you need to only use essential oils. They are more pricey but they work. The fragrance oils are generally synthetic scents and they don't work for some reason.

75 posted on 05/03/2012 11:45:37 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (In most cases, revenge is not a good thing. In other cases, it's the only thing.)
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To: I see my hands

The opposite of tick is tock.
Tock.. try that.


Tick, tick, tick...

Ve haf veys uf makink you tock!


76 posted on 05/03/2012 12:17:59 PM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: The Duke

It’s true and they are very easy to keep. Probably good eating if they start to breed too much.


77 posted on 05/03/2012 5:05:01 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: Uncle Lonny

I had a guy come to the ER one time worried about a mole that was growing and itching on his back. I took one look and said “That is the most strange mole I had ever seen——it had legs o it” He was so embarressed that it was a tick!!! Look I live in Arkansas and we had tick picking sesions every night when I was a child. Just pull the things off. The whole myth of the head being left is that a myth. No harm. Use a tick spray with DEET. That is the only things that helps. I hate tick but have lived with them my whole life. We find them on patients all the time during examinations some in surprising places!!!


78 posted on 05/03/2012 6:54:31 PM PDT by therut
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Thanks, sounds like great advice. I will, God willing, give it a try. I met a nice lady at the library who smelled so wonderful and she was wearing essential oil, that she sells. Hope to get a hold of her to buy some. She caused the whole library to smell wonderful. Not only might one be less attractive to ticks, but it sounds like one might smell awfully nice too.


79 posted on 05/04/2012 12:16:14 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Uncle Lonny
Thats is when you find out who your friends are.

Really!

80 posted on 05/04/2012 12:19:16 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Don’t much like the scorpions when I find them in the house but tics, definitely could not handle those.

Of all the horror movies out there about big worms, spiders, etc. I would think that someone would have put out one about huge ticks. That could be one really horror filled movie!

81 posted on 05/04/2012 12:23:50 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: 21twelve; hope; blueplum
You know that Licenex stuff sounds like this stuff called DE or perma-guard that I bought for my garden as a fertilizer and nutritional supplement for myself and loved ones(amazing at growing out fingernails fast and it is suppose to rid the body of unbeknown parasites and have all kinds of other health benefits), but it has a rep as a bug killer too. I got it in a 50 pound bag for about $21. I just read that it works on ticks. These are good sites about it. It can be bought on the net or at the places listed on the site below. It sounds a lot like the expensive licenex stuff, but if pretty cheap. Your post reminded me about it so I looked up a site. I got my 50 pound bag at a place not too far away that sells all different things to farmer. What I am doing is sprinkling it all around the area of the garden, not just in the soil, to rid the area around the garden of them. Don't know if it will actually work but worth a try. Sounds like it might work in a house too, if necessary (God forbid).

After looking up sites about it again, I learned all kinds of new things about how good it is for you internally too. Make sure you get the right brand, perm-guard, as it is the purest.

INFO:

http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.html

SITE TO BUY IT LOCALLY FOR CHEAPER WITHOUT SHIPPING:

http://www.perma-guard.com/distributors.html

82 posted on 05/04/2012 12:24:22 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: 21twelve; hope; blueplum
You know that Licenex stuff sounds like this stuff called DE or perma-guard that I bought for my garden as a fertilizer and nutritional supplement for myself and loved ones(amazing at growing out fingernails fast and it is suppose to rid the body of unbeknown parasites and have all kinds of other health benefits), but it has a rep as a bug killer too. I got it in a 50 pound bag for about $21. I just read that it works on ticks. These are good sites about it. It can be bought on the net or at the places listed on the site below. It sounds a lot like the expensive licenex stuff, but if pretty cheap. Your post reminded me about it so I looked up a site. I got my 50 pound bag at a place not too far away that sells all different things to farmer. What I am doing is sprinkling it all around the area of the garden, not just in the soil, to rid the area around the garden of them. Don't know if it will actually work but worth a try. Sounds like it might work in a house too, if necessary (God forbid).

After looking up sites about it again, I learned all kinds of new things about how good it is for you internally too. Make sure you get the right brand, perm-guard, as it is the purest.

INFO:

http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.html

SITE TO BUY IT LOCALLY FOR CHEAPER WITHOUT SHIPPING:

http://www.perma-guard.com/distributors.html

83 posted on 05/04/2012 12:24:43 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: gopheraj
Sulfur (from the feed store) sprinkled on shoes and pants legs keeps them off. Especially those creepy (what we call) seed ticks.

That sounds like an interesting idea. I didn't know that you could buy sulfur at feed stores. Is it really stinky? Not that that would stop me from using it if it actually works. Does it also repel mosquitoes?

84 posted on 05/04/2012 12:27:17 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

That’s where we got it. It really doesn’t smell much unless you get right down there. I have no idea on skeeters though. Never thought of it. Might work. I do know that lemon/lime on your skin keeps them off. I try to drink as much lemonade or fresh lime squeezed in my water while I’m out.


85 posted on 05/04/2012 5:20:23 AM PDT by gopheraj
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