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Tick management

Postby ofuros » Fri 15 Mar, 2024 6:01 pm

Aussie Info, fact sheets downloads & vids.

Spotted some new Tick freeze sprays on the market while looking to replace mine.


https://www.health.gov.au/resources/pub ... anguage=en

https://nationalallergycouncil.org.au/r ... ck-allergy

https://www.csiro.au/en/news/all/articl ... his-summer
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Re: Tick management

Postby Biggles » Mon 18 Mar, 2024 9:18 am

Plenty of simple quick-fixes — some more elaborate, pricey and questionable; embedded ticks are something a lot more serious and should be attended to quickly and professionally.

If I see one getting started, I reach for a tiny bottle of isopropyl alcohol (when walking; there is a tiny atomiser 'pen dispenser' in my photo pack that is used for lens cleaning and does the same thing, also for leeches) with cotton buds and dab a tick with that. He isn't going to like it — none at all, and will be back-pedalling in a jif (unless he cannot get out he'll go further in, which is where an effective Plan B is needed!!).

Other quick fixes are salicylic acid (used for killing warts) and EMLA, an over-the-counter local anaesthetic cream.
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Re: Tick management

Postby ofuros » Wed 27 Mar, 2024 8:51 pm

Mountain views are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: Tick management

Postby fff » Thu 28 Mar, 2024 7:28 am

Scientific, expert and up to date info in the first and third post Offuros.
It's very useful.
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