Friday, October 24, 2008

How To Remove a Tick - Tick Bites

How To Remove a Tick - Tick Bites

Alright, first you grab your propane torch and light it and wait!! That's for glazing a ham. If only removing ticks properly were so easy. OK. The first thing you want to do is find the nasty little parasites within 24 hours. There's less chance of the little blood-suckers spreading diseases if found within that time-frame according to FDA Consumer Magazine. Now some of those ticks can hide in some places we'll not mention here, but I think you get the idea. Go grab some tweezers and get as close to the head of the tick as possible. You don't want to rip the tick off in shreds. There's no real trick to removing ticks. Just grab close to the head and pull slowly. Once you remove the tick you can take it outside and light a match to it until it pops, an ample source of entertainment for some beer drinkin' buddies after a hard day working in the bush. Or you can flush the tick, wrap it in a piece of clear tape, whatever your pleasure. You don't need to call Poison Control and have them come pick it up for disposal. Of course, you may want to hold onto the tick for a few days just in case you start getting symptoms of Lyme Disease or any other diseases that you can't explain to your significant other for that matter. In that case, just wrap a clear piece of tape over the tick and put it some place safe. Oh yeah, and don't forget to use a disinfectant, like alcohol, on the tick bite area to keep risk of infection to a minimum.



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