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Old 04-02-2021, 10:03 AM
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If it's a ginormous size tick use one of these for more leverage.


Old 04-02-2021, 10:42 AM
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I thought I read something about peeing on it.
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Originally Posted by cdrhoek View Post
Tick Key works well
Yall see the way this thing is shaped? You take a single strand of wire, fold it in half sharply and twist the tips together. Put the tick between the two sides and slide the wire all the way down to the ticks body. Works 100%, and I have never had a tick that was dead upon removal. Turkey season is coming, and a "stripped" bread tie will work wonderfully. I keep a roll of duct tape for "capturing" them upon removal.



The tick would be where the popcorn kernel is, but you would press the tick flat, 180 degrees from direction of pull.
I have one of those tick tools, usually 100 miles from the tick. This doesn't squeeze any "tick juice" in the wrong direction either.

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Old 04-02-2021, 11:22 AM
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I used tweezers to gently work the tick out from the head. It popped right off-after a few tries. It was completely engorged. Very much alive when I got it out and put it in a ziplock.
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Originally Posted by SeaPro48 View Post
Yall see the way this thing is shaped? You take a single strand of wire, fold it in half sharply and twist the tips together. Put the tick between the two sides and slide the wire all the way down to the ticks body. Fold the tick 180 flat away from the direction of pull, and pop the wire under the tick. Works 100%, and I have never had a tick that was dead upon removal. Turkey season is coming, and a "stripped" bread tie will work wonderfully.
That's good info. Especially when you can't always expect to have one of those specialized tick removal tools on hand.
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Dogs, kids and myself, I always just grab the tick and pull until it lets loose. Then wipe down spot with alcohol.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
That's a great video, Thalasso. She may think she's an amateur but she touched on the importance of that technique and why it should be done that way.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Update:

We used the method posted above and it worked perfectly.

Thanks for the replies everyone !!!
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
I can say with the upmost confidence that NED is ....... a GooD Boy
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Originally Posted by bikem View Post
Dogs, kids and myself, I always just grab the tick and pull until it lets loose. Then wipe down spot with alcohol.
Yep! Not proud to say...but I’m a self proclaimed tick remover expert & this is what I do^^^^
We’re absolutely loaded with them around here to the point that I will not go in the woods unless there’s snow on the ground.
I once pulled 42 tick off one of my Labs in one sitting...some embedded, some crawling, but 42 & I’m sure I missed quite a few!
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14 years ago a vet told me to put alcohol on a cotton swab put it on the tick and rub in a counterclockwise motion. (He said clockwise doesn't work that well).and just keep rubbing untill the tick pops off. I've been doing it that way ever since.
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Grab it and pull.....
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We use to stick the hot end of a lit cig close to the tick to get them to back out.
do not touch them with it, just heat them up some until they back out
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
Grab it and pull.....
This; I hate ticks but in my lifetime I must have pulled a thousand off of me even with the good deet stuff . I hate the real small ones you can barely see
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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post
This; I hate ticks but in my lifetime I must have pulled a thousand off of me even with the good deet stuff . I hate the real small ones you can barely see
small ones=Deer ticks=Lyme disease carriers

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