TICK­ING OFF

Airgun World - - Points Of You -

When brows­ing through past copies of AGW, I came across your ar­ti­cle about ticks. Hav­ing owned dogs over many years, we faced the prob­lem on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions. My so­lu­tion was to anaes­thetise the tick by hold­ing the neck of a bot­tle of sur­gi­cal spirit over it at the ear­li­est op­por­tu­nity, for about five min­utes, then to pull gen­tly with a pair of tweez­ers un­til it re­leased, with­out leav­ing any residue to cause in­fec­tion. It worked well for me. JOHN TRENDELL

John – the ad­vice we’ve been given so far pro­motes the re­moval of ticks with a tool de­signed for the job, so I’m un­able to ad­vise on the suit­abil­ity of your method of deal­ing with ticks, but if it’s worked safely for you over the years, that’s what mat­ters. – Ed

The stan­dard ad­vice on re­mov­ing ticks is with a spe­cial tool like this.

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