Drop the ticks into a cup of salt water and they bob up and down, then die.
73 de Orcy W0QT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Stealey" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna/Tower work safety - Lyme Disease safety
> 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
> 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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