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Public service announcement... check for ticks!

#16 User is offline   ag09 

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:02 PM

Matches are weak. Make some napalm or something.

I two at D-day 2008. One when I was an idiot. Went through this grass stuff wearing shorts <-Dumb. Second one I found on me was once I was back at my apartment taking a shower. It was on my stomach, weird. Anyhow, I just used the tweezers from the standard swiss army knife.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:15 PM

FYI, if you pull the tick off after it has been there for awhile, you might not want to destroy it. Seal it up in transparent tape and then you can take it to the doc if you get Lyme symptoms later. Not nearly as satisfying as torching it, I know.
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:20 PM

I'm an avid hunter and outdoorsman so I don't even want to know how many ticks I've had on me, let alone the number I've pulled off my dogs. All I know is my record for one weekend was over 30 on me.

Anyway, my method of taking ticks off once they've bitten on is gripping their head with either my fingernails or tweezers and pulling them off. I make sure that the tick actually has some of my skin in its mouth still (just pretty much a flake of skin, nothing I'll miss). That way I know that its head isn't still on me.

They've all been wood ticks though and I've never had even a close brush with any sort of disease. Either I'm lucky or my immune system is amazing.
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