Those who are commenting on this danger that can happen while working on towers
Could you please indicate if you have personally done your treatment.
I have tried the match thing, and the tweezers thing and not been successful.
In fact (and I admit my technique might have been flawed) attempts to use
tweezers invariably leave a part of the tick embedded which takes months for
the body to
completely reject. I have had good success with coating the tick with Vasoline
five minutes (no less, be patient) and then using a little tool which is a
plastic spoon with a
v groove cut in it to get under him and lift him off. MAYBE a tweezers would
because he is dead when he comes out. The little tool was given out at a tick
once. I don't know where you can get them.
It is very tempting to want to get the little guy off of you asap, and I take
great delight in crushing the little
(7 letter word beginning with b and ending with d) into oblivion until I
realize 1/2 of him is still on me.
I also delight in dropping live ones into a capful of alchohol or vodka and
letting them drink their last gulp.
Bulgarian rikea also works well. Flushing them into the septic system gives
them what they deserve
but I like to watch them squirm.
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