|Subject:||Ticks in the bush|
|From:||Judith Lukin-Amundsen <>|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Aug 2003 17:45:41 +1000|
Craig - The most effective suggestions in our experience are:-
- Identification: Try the book 'Wildlife of the Brisbane Region'?
- Prevention: Spray-on Aeroguard TROPICAL STRENGTH, applied luxuriantly every three or four hours, all over.
- Removal: I think it's the Australian Geographic shops that sell a little 'Tick Remover'...or is it the Wilderness Society shops...? Otherwise, tweezers are often used. Sterilise.
- Our best solution so far has been to kill the tick before removal: Spray with insecticide once or twice while in the skin. Leave for more than half an hour. (Left overnight the body will often 'rub' out in the clothing.)
*Be aware that some people seem to have a nasty allergy which worsens with every tick-bite they receive.
Can anyone offer me any useful information on tick identification, prevention and removal? I'm putting together an advice sheet for bushland volunteers and could do with some accurate information or sources where I can find it.
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