Our back yard has a ton of trees, and our dog spends a lot of time out there… which means that despite the flea & tick medication she takes, she still brings in the occasional hitchhiker. I used to HATE removing ticks, especially since half the time I wasn’t sure if I’d managed to get the gross, tiny head out.
I found a way to suffocate the little nasties! If I put three or four drops of baby oil on the tick, wait thirty seconds, add another two or three drops, and wait another thirty seconds or so, the tick is so easy to pull out that I can do it with my fingers and some tissue paper. The longer it’s been in there, the more oil and time you’ll need… but it’s so easy to do. I imagine it would work just as well on people, and it even smells good!
So there you go… something actually useful!
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