I can also highly recommend the Tick Twister. Works a treat. But will be trying the freeze spray now. You can get tick twisters from vets.
On 26 May 2014, at 6:03 pm, muriel story <> wrote:
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.
Although this is not about birds it is certainly relevant to birding:
'Tackling the tricky task of tick removal': http://theconversation.com/tackling-the-tricky-task-of-tick-removal-26306
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