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Went to the deer lease last weekend to bow hunt and the ticks were thick since we could not were off while bow hunting. Give me you fool proof way to remove ticks!!!!!!!
 

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Went to the deer lease last weekend to bow hunt and the ticks were thick since we could not were off while bow hunting. Give me you fool proof way to remove ticks!!!!!!!
Burn em.
 

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burn em...pulling them off can some times leave the business end still attached...

light a match, and blow it out... put it on the tick... they will back out... if not, some folks suggest coating them down with fingernail polish....

any other suggestions?
 

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i read somewhere not to burn them off, they "spit" toxins into your blood when they get burned....besides ive never had luck with one backing out with this technique anyways

my advise is just grab the body and pull off slowly, with a constant pressure
ive found that this usually gets them out with their head....I always check to see if they crawl around after i pull them off to ensure i got the head out...then murder them, i hate ticks just as bad as mosquitos....and thats alot
 

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Its not rocket sceince. I've been pulling ticks off my arse for at least 40 some odd years and never had the head get stuck under the skin. Yeah, don't yank em out just pull slow.
 

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Personally I think they are much worse than mosquitoes. Seems they always find a way to get into those spots that are difficult to scratch discretely in public!

I second the constant pressure slow pull out. I got some kind of a skin staff infection from one two summers ago, and the bump still pops up every now and then, just like I pulled it out yesterday. Anybody have that or know what's causing it?
 

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I got some kind of a skin staff infection from one two summers ago, and the bump still pops up every now and then, just like I pulled it out yesterday. Anybody have that or know what's causing it?
Dude , you better go see the Doc.
 

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I second the constant pressure slow pull out. I got some kind of a skin staff infection from one two summers ago, and the bump still pops up every now and then, just like I pulled it out yesterday. Anybody have that or know what's causing it?
I had a small bullseye-looking rash that popped up a week or two later after pulling out a tick. Went to the doc, yep, lyme disease...simple antibiotics got rid of it. You definitely need to get it checked out, if untreated, long term effects of lyme disease are much worse than you would think.
 

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Don't know about the rest of you, but ticks and chiggers are a big concern where I hunt.........I COPIED THIS FROM ANOTHER SITE, MIGHT HELP NEXT TIME.

I have been using Permanone repellant for many years, but the cost is to the point that it's ridiculous......so, I have started making my own.

If you read the label, Permanone contains .5% Permethrin and 99.5% inert ingredients.......

I wandered down the isles of my local "farm and ranch" store (our is called Atwoods) and found Martin 10% concentrated Permethrin solution.......it's sold as a fly repellent for horses and is meant to be mixed with water and sprayed on livestock. My bottle contains 8 ounces of 10% solution and cost about $7.

To make your spray, you will need the concentrate, water, an accurate measuring device and a trigger spray bottle, be sure you get the kind that adjusts down to a very fine mist.

The directions on the concentrate say to mix 2 ounces per gallon of water, but that doesn't result in a spray with the same strength as Permanone.........so, with a little math, we find that one half ounce of concentrate, mixed with 9.5 ounces of water gives us the .5% strength that matches Permanone.......my bottle is market on the side, so I simply put in 1/2 ounce of the concentrate and fill to the 10 ounce line......presto, cheap tick spray!!!!

If your local store doesn't sell the permethrin concentrate, you can buy it here:
http://www.horse.com/Farnam/Pest-Control/M...rate-BUE05.html

Now, for those who don't know, you NEVER spray this stuff on your skin.........it is used on clothing only!!! Let me say this again, DON'T SPRAY THIS STUFF ON YOUR SKIN!!! Spray your clothes and let it dry, then place the clothes in a plastic bag until you are ready to wear them.......

Last time I bought Permanone, I paid over $6 a can........the can holds 6 ounces........cost, $1 an ounce......

My homemade Permanone costs about 4 cents an ounce.........
 

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When that skin irritation popped up I went straight to the doc, as the bite was on the back side of my leg and it was running up toward the family jewels. He said it was a light staff infection and gave me antibiotics for the staff and lymes disease. Just makes me really worried that it will pop up every now and then. It will pop up and itch for a couple hours then goes back towhere you can't even see where it was. But I am going to go have it checked on again.
 

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do not burn them or apply anything to them. if you do, they may release more pathogens into you.

using tweezers, grab the tick and slowly and gently try to pull him straight out. do not twist. the slower you do it, the more likely you are to get the entire tick - head and mouthparts included.
 

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Lyme Disease

I am in my medical school for my Doctorate and have done research on Lyme Disease also known as Hanson's Disease. It is caused by a bacteria by the name of borrelia burgdorferi. The main vector or in other words the insects or athropods that carry the bacteria are deer ticks and armadillos. I would not hesitate to go see the Doc. This infection is characteristic of a "bullseye" rash as stated above. The long term effects can be devestating, I hate ticks. Man, if I had the bumps showing up, I would for sure see a Doctor!
 

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Gentle pulling is the best method. Do not leave head in body. Lyme disease can be bad stuff. My wife was diagnosed with liver damage which is normally caused by alcohol. She was never a drinker. Test after tests and symptoms of Parkinson's and chronic fatigue symptoms show she may have had Lyme disease from a tick bite 20 years ago. There is no positive test for Lyme's. You just eliminate other things. It can stay hidden and reoccur. Her life has been pure he%$& for the last 4-5 years. Go to the doctor if there is any rash or redness/bump.
 

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Washing your clothes with Permethron helps but I am not sure if this will work for Bow Hunting, maybe a cover scent would hide the smell. Or you might smell like a Horse to the Deer if you used the feed store product. (Good Tip)

Vicks vapo rub helps with the tiny seed ticks that are so hard to pull out. It reduces the irritation and is mildly antibacterial.

I also thought that a very slight counter clock wise twist helps dislodge the mouth parts, Is this wrong? Seems to work for me.
 

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about the only good thing I can say about fire-ants is they put the hurt on sea-ticks. if you know what I'm talking about, I'll take the regular ticks any day. those who dont, well, sea-ticks are a very tiny tick about the size of a speck of black pepper. they are/were most often encountered in cedar breaks, oak mottes, and creek bottoms. just going under/brushing against foliage got you covered with thousands. almost too small to be seen, they'd aggravate you constantly while crawling on skin and the smallest body hairs. worst night I ever spent was a camping trip at a creek on the farm. the limestone gravel and flat rocks made for a nice camp, but the sycamores were loaded with those little ticks.
 

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I heard coating them with Vaseline works. Supposedly it suffocates them and gets them to release their kung-fu grip.
I use that or vick's rub. Just put enough on top of them to where they won't be able to get any air. When they suffocate they will just fall off.

Lyme disease can be deadly my great uncle died of it. He was 85 when he got it though.
 
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