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

To: Rick Stealey <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna/Tower work safety - Lyme Disease safety
From: Bill <>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:37:46 -0400
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Might rubber cement or contact cement work? Put it on and peel off when dry?

On 4/26/2012 10:31 AM, Rick Stealey wrote:
> 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 for
> 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 seminar
> 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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