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Anyone ever order or use a Tick Key to remove ticks that happen to gnaw into your skin?
Millie bought one for us last year after I broke out in a rash after finding and removing one from my arm.
It's sat in our first aid kit until today when I actually had to use it.
It worked like magic... that said we just ordered a 3 pack from Amazon for our back packs.
Y'all might want to give them a try.
I probably have a half a dozen hidden in different outdoor bags. When I was still working always had one on a key chain and in wallet. Got used way to often even with clothes tick treated. Great easy to carry tool. I also like the little pliers but not near as convenient.
Yes, have used it three times this year already.
hawkeye in PA...not to be a smart arse but if you're getting ticks wearing treated clothes I can't help but think you may not be treating them properly, or thoroughly. I turkey hunt a lot. As an example, hunting in untreated clothes in KS several years ago I picked nine ticks off in three days time, plus had the tell-tale bullseye. I started treating my clothes with a permethrin .7% spray which I concoct by buying a concentrate and diluting. I hang ALL my turkey hunting stuff on the clothesline and thoroughly wet. Shirts, pants, insulated underwear, socks, hats, headnets, gloves, turkey vest, et al. I have yet to pick up a tick and this goes back probably five years or so.
As an addendum...treat a piece of clothing as I stated. Find a tick and put it on that clothing. If it crawls a foot or so before it croaks I'd be surprised.
Just pulled number 4 and 5 off from this weekend
I agree with permethrin being like magic when it comes to ticks. In Nebraska turkey hunting without I lose track of the number of ticks on me. With it I don't find any.
Permethrin has worked great for me! Now...about the long term health issues from it, I'm not that certain.
Steve you are not suppose to put on skin. I put on the out side of closes and let dry. One exception I make is inside of pant leg at very bottom and a little in waist line. I figure I got socks and boxers between it and skin. I sure some of you were assuming I go commando but no I wear boxers or boxer briefs.
Been mixing my own permethrin spray for over 20 years.We hunted some tick infested areas along with mosquitoes in sw Florida no ill effects so far.Plus we didn’t contact Lyme or not allergic to red meat like several people I know.6-8 ounces to a gallon of water spray from hand sprayer let dry you are good for the year easy peasy Good luck Lewis
carry twisers pack of matches. stike a match blow out and touch the tick. it will remove its head. then use twisers and crush
Sounds like we need to start up the manscaping thread again so it’s easier to find these nasty little beasts on your skin. Permethrin everything, also check yourself when you get home. Permethrin is wonderful.
This year I used permethrin on my turkey clothes. I haven’t had 1 tick attack me for a blood donation yet.
I use my fingers and pull them off, then go to the walk in and get a Rx for Doxy. I use elimitick clothes when im turkey hunting and I try to keep all my other clothes sprayed with permethrin, but some have slipped through the cracks.
I use one on me and the cat. I get more ticks on me than the cat does.
Elkpacker that's terrible advice. NEVER burn a tick! Had my dad do that to one on me. Think he wanted to watch the reaction. It was on my leg somewhere. Over the next few days I got this giant about baseball sized bullseye, and then my foot swoll up so big I couldn't fit it in a shoe. After a couple days of that I was about to go to the hospital when the swelling started going down. In the end it all left, and if you heat up a tick it pukes. Lots of toxins in there you don't want in larger volumes in your system.
I read this thread about 5 minutes ago now I am feeling around in my hair expecting to find a tick on me somewhere.
Several years ago while hunting in SE Oklahoma, I got bit by a Long Star Tick. Was in the hospital with ehrlichlosis and in a coma for three days. Total time was two weeks and nearly died. After that I started using permethrin on my clothes and boots. Was in the woods and my partner walked up and told me I was standing in a fire ant bed. We looked and those ants would crawl about two inches on my boot and fall over dead. I can testify to the use of permethrin.
Permethrin is great. I have been using it for years. I hang my clothes outside on a line and spray them real well. Let them dry overnight and you are good to go. I do socks also. I had Lyme disease once and don't want it again.
After getting my bullseye rash about 5 years ago I swear by permethrin. I spray my clothes a week before turkey season and hang dry. Never had a tick since I started using it. The deer tick that caused my rash was so deeply embedded in the swollen skin that I can't believe that tool would of worked. The only thing that was exposed was a little tiny bit of brown showing.
Just got back from our annual spring cleaning, clearing brush, cutting trees and grass from the old family home site. Sprayed down but the little buggers still manage to find a way, had to use a fillet knife to extract a tick that was dug in my friend's butt cheek, funny he would trust me with the knife but did flip out the tick with very little damage. Have to keep one in the glove box for now on.
What nchunter above said. Use this stuff and you don’t need tick removal devices. I’m headed to Wy in the morning to shoot prairie dogs. I sprayed down my clothes a couple days ago. I do that annually and have seen zero ticks on me.
Look up "Tick Twister" on ebay... These work great also.
Cornpone and others. What permethrin concentrate are you buying. I've sprayed down but must not be saturating enough. Thanks
This thread is givin me the heebie jeebies.