Tackling the tricky task of tick removal - some hardware

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: Tackling the tricky task of tick removal - some hardware
From: muriel story <>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 18:03:09 +1000
I like to get rid of ticks INSTANTLY - it's psychological. One can dose the tick with Lyclear scabies ointment or the "freezing" stuff before removal.

Two cheap and nifty devices remove ticks without squeezing them:

Tick Twister, two per pack, look like miniature plastic jemmies (recommended when I asked Michael Guppy after his COG presentation)
Ticked Off small plastic tool with a demi-spherical head with a small notch in the rim.

I have only been able to buy these at pharmacies the coast - Batemans Bay and Bermagui. They work.


PS I am not an agent or sales rep, just a birder!

On Monday, May 26, 2014, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

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.


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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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