FW: [canberrabirds] Tackling the tricky task of tick removal

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Tackling the tricky task of tick removal
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 17:02:14 +1000

Ahh,  campfire topic #11. As a person with high sensitivity to tick bites, I have had many, many conversations with others on this very large subject.  -  including several COG excursioners.  There will be other views, but I am a firm believer in the ‘kill immediately’ approach, generally with insecticide spray.  I know someone who carries diesel starter spray for the purpose, and the ‘wart freezer’ suggested in this article also sounds effective.


From: David McDonald (personal) [
Sent: Monday, 26 May 2014 3:57 PM
To: CanberraBirds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Tackling the tricky task of tick removal


Although this is not about birds it is certainly relevant to birding:

'Tackling the tricky task of tick removal':


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