Seems to me that the tweezers would be far more likely to squish stuff back
out of the tick.
The official line is:
Quite a bit more info here:
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Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna/Tower work safety - Lyme Disease safety
> Yes, while the match, jelly, contact cement, etc. may work, they have an
> awful side effect. The tick will regurgitate toxins back into you when
> it is unable to breath or under stress. So, with these methods, you
> might be able to get the tick out. But what it leaves behind will be far
> worse. Get a pair of narrow-tip tweezers, squeeze as close to the head
> as you can, and pull out in one swift motion -- don't twist.
> I had one in my shin about three weeks ago (and I might get 2 or 3 every
> summer it seems); the tweezers work best and I don't mess around with
> the matches or jelly anymore -- it's not worth the risk. Ticks can carry
> diseases far worse than lyme.
> Locally (WMass), there seems to be more than normal. Might be due to the
> early spring (or lack of winter). So be careful when doing tower and
> antenna work this year.
> Mike N1TA
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna/Tower work safety - Lyme Disease
> From: Bill <email@example.com>
> Date: Thu, April 26, 2012 7:37 am
> To: Rick Stealey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Might rubber cement or contact cement work? Put it on and peel off when
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