While climbing Mt Mitchell in the Main Range National Park i encountered 8 ticks on myself once i had done the decent back down.Is there a natural bush treatment you can use to keep the pescky things from sucking you dry?
I didnt no i had them on me.It was only until a mate said you have ticks on your neck and pulled seven of them off.Thanks to Aussie and the other contributors. Seems that I should at least start doing the body checks after a night out as a precaution.
I think there are lots of things which will make them let go, or will kill them, but what you want is to be rid of the without either leaving bits of tick embedded in you, or causing they to regurgitate into you.Couple of drops of turps causes them to let go? This one was told to me by a cattleman, but untested - and going by the article posted would not be helpful to some.
This is great sound advice.Thanks for the articleHere's the article associated with that vid:
My personal take is that freezing is probably the best option - if you have the device available (and you are not allergic), but have a read and see what you make of it.
If you are searching for advice about ticks, I suggest you make sure it is Australian advice, is relatively recent and is from an "authoritative" source.
Advice gives for overseas species may not apply locally, old articles may be outdated, and "folk law" may not reflect current scientific opinions ...