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Be Very Afraid of Ticks

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posted on May, 24 2015 @ 03:18 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark

Its the smell.. best treatment is always to eat
Who cares how we smell if we all would use garlic. Also mosquitos are not happy about garlic either.. and we have plenty mosquitos in our country and tics are spreading soon to whole country here, so is Lyme disease ( we call borreliosis ) and tick-borne encephalitis ( TBE ) and now there is a new tick incomer from Russia called Taiga Tick and it spreads even more dangerous form of ( Life threathening ) TBE disease.

In here they give very small amounts of garlic to dogs too ( garlic as onion is actually dangerous for dogs and cats, contains thiosulfate which can lead to anemia, its always better to ask veterinarian before giving ) to keep ticks away.
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posted on May, 24 2015 @ 03:21 PM
Tick removal trick that has worked many times for my cats and friend's dogs:

Place a finger on the tick's abdomen.
Rotate repeatedly and steadily about two revolutions per second.
Tick will let go of it's own accord if you are lucky leaving no mouthparts.
Squish tick.
Bathe area with antiseptic.

Great tick trick that perhaps works by confusing it to loose it's bite to regain a better hold or just makes it dizzy.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 03:29 PM
Personal anecdote: Ticks tend to be thick here in Atlantic Canada, and we check ourselves and the dogs regularly. Sometime before my SO and I moved in together, I spent the night at his house after a crazy alcohol fuelled night out. In the wee hours, I wasn't feeling so well, and I forayed into the bathroom to find some Gravol. Still groggy, and likely intoxicated, I spilled the contents of the Gravol bottle from the medicine cabinet into my hand. I put my hand closer to my face thinking..."Why are these Gravol brown?". To my ABSOLUTE HORROR, my hand was filled with ticks that SO was planning on taking to the local DNR to be tested for Lyme disease. a Gravol the medicine the bathroom.

I still fell in love with him, but I try to help him out with organizational skills nowadays.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 03:44 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark
I get it at the feed store.
I haven't taken it internally, but I have heard mixing an 1/8 of a teaspoon with a little honey will repel them.
I'm not sure what that would for one's body odor.
You could also get permethrin while you're there.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 03:52 PM

originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: Char-Lee

I've picked up ticks the same way. How are you now? Do you still have it?

Yes I still have it and go through bouts. I tried the "salt cure" I found online nearly killed myself but it did cause a really big improvement. I suppose it will kill me eventually, gotta die of something.

Scary thing is you can get it again no immune factor for those having it.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 05:08 PM
a reply to: skunkape23

There's a feed store near where I am. I'll look the next time I'm there.
I don't think that would help body odor. It might make you smell. That is if it acts like alcohol. You know how you can smell like alcohol when you're sweating and you've had a few?

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 05:12 PM
a reply to: dollukka

I actually saw a recipe for dog treats that included garlic and was supposed to get rid of ticks and fleas but then I read that it's toxic to dogs. I'll check with a vet if I ever decide to use it. Thanks.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 05:13 PM
a reply to: nerbot

So you basically spin them off. Neat idea. Thanks.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 05:15 PM
a reply to: Atsbhct

What is Gravol?
That would be horrible. Good thing you didn't swallow them.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 05:17 PM
a reply to: Char-Lee

Sorry to hear that. You might not want to do the salt cure again. It might finish the job. I've heard it's difficult to get rid of.
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posted on May, 24 2015 @ 05:23 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark

Maybe it's a Canadian brand. It's a nausea relief medication.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 05:25 PM
a reply to: Atsbhct

Oh, okay! It might be a Canadian thing. Is it just for nausea or is it a hangover remedy, too?

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 05:37 PM
They are demons! Devils. Hell's spawn! Once while going for a walk I was "tick-bombed". Those tiny little demon-monsters! There must have been 20 on me! Found the last one four days later while sitting in a restaurant. He crawled out from under my sleeve. I plucked him off and put him in my friend's little cup of cocktail sauce; never to be seen again. He was completely submerged and never resurfaced. Thank God! Justice!

And one bite can itch for a year or longer. It's like being in hell! I looked up the reason it takes so long with some people, and they think it's histamine. Like you have an allergy to those spiteful monstrosities of nature. Also some people say you can't get Lyme's from the small ones, but what I read said you are more likely to get it from small ones, called seed ticks, because they are harder to find, and stay on you longer.

Everything I read said they need to be on you for 30 hours to transmit Lymes. I still have a scar behind my knee.

I hate them. They all deserve swift and immediate death imho.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 06:18 PM
a reply to: ladyinwaiting

My skin is crawling all over again. Damn nasty demonic little buggers! I couldn't imagine so many on me at once. I think I'd go crazy.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 07:42 PM
Back in my younger days, I was a "chick magnet". Now that I'm just an old vagabond of the woods, I'm a "tick magnet".

Me and the misses picked up a few already this season out mushroom hunting. I hate them, they must all die.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 09:05 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark
Yeah she is good, she is on medication. Hasn't changed her one bit, still does her shopping every weekend.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 10:04 PM
a reply to: Lichter daraus

I'm glad she's okay. I know that a lot of people who get it don't get better.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 10:42 PM
Something I have used over the years to keep ticks off if I am going fishing in a tick infested area is a flea and tick collar around an ankle. Since ticks like to climb up your legs, this helps keep them away from the bottom of your legs.

I HATE ticks.
I've never been bitten, but have found a few that got on me.
That didn't last very long though as I came up with the flea and tick collar on the ankle idea and you know,
I hardly ever had any on me after that.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 10:44 PM
a reply to: Darkblade71

That's a great idea. I'd never even thought of using one.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 10:57 PM
They are creepy enough to make a B-Horror film of.

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