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    Default Got to try the new tic removal method...

    and happy to say it worked perfectly. The little monsters are out in full force now, and it's not unusual to find several after a day in the field.

    Hope your dogs areall under the influence of Advantix, or Frontline or a reasonable facsimile.

    So here's the removal formula...much be than the tweezer system. Please don't knock it until you've tried it, because it has worked for me and a couple other friends that gave me the simple plan.


    Apply a big glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.


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    That ought to work!
    But not as much fun as the old tried & true method of "personal tick inspection" with members of the opposite sex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post
    and happy to say it worked perfectly. The little monsters are out in full force now, and it's not unusual to find several after a day in the field.

    Hope your dogs areall under the influence of Advantix, or Frontline or a reasonable facsimile.

    So here's the removal formula...much be than the tweezer system. Please don't knock it until you've tried it, because it has worked for me and a couple other friends that gave me the simple plan.


    Apply a big glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.


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    Thanks Bill we will give it a try. If nothing else, the dogs will have a few clean spots on them.
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    http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/tick.asp

    FWIW, according to Snopes.com this is not a good idea and may encourage the tick to regurgitate into the host, increasing the likelihood of transmitting tick borne disease.
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    I realize it hain't perfect...but since I quit smoking over 20 years ago, I don't have the materials to burn their azz and wiggle out. Plus, it was always messy when they were lodged in your head, unless you are bald.

    Of course someone will find a reason to shoot down anything that actually works. At this time, the ticks I removed don't seem to be poisoning me...yet. I'll let ya know. Don't mind being the guinea pig here.

    If you don't here from me for a while, you'll know i got struck with worst batch of regurgitated tick disease known to man.

    UB...just can't believe a tick attacked my boney hide.
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    TICK PUKE?????




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    I hate ticks!

    This Spring I've removed a couple dozen from myself..all embedded.

    No symptoms yet, but at it is only a matter of time befoe that changes. My doc wrote a prescription for doxy to have on hand if one of the bites is suspicious or I develop symptoms.
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    I use the "Ticked Off" tick spoon-no "tick puke" problem, and it has gotten out every tick I used it on, head and all, on all my dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff t. View Post
    http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/tick.asp

    FWIW, according to Snopes.com this is not a good idea and may encourage the tick to regurgitate into the host, increasing the likelihood of transmitting tick borne disease.
    That could be true, but I'm wondering how much tick pucking occurs when you grab them by the body, twist, and pull???
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    This is one reason I love Alaska...no ticks!!! NASTY CREATURES!!!!
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