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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna/Tower work safety - Lyme Disease safety

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna/Tower work safety - Lyme Disease safety
From: Rick Stealey <>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:31:09 +0000
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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 
work too
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.

Rick  K2XT


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