Changing views on the tick debate

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Les Stroud
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Hi, we don't have a huge issue with ticks here, thankfully. Occasionally on dogs, just grass ticks.

Does anyone use a " click it"?
These are small piezoelectric tool used for neutralising itch from sandflies, mossies, bee and wasp stings/bites.
Really good for stopping the itch-scratch-infection cycle.

Wondering wether it would kill the tick and allow it to be removed easier?
 

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Richard Proenneke
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Short answer is I don't know.
I suspect that anything that stresses the tic will result in it injecting more saliva.
The freezing spray i have used is quite good, but there is still itching for a while; in fact I have noticed that the site itself itches when I have been bitten by another tic, some sort of low level allergy alarm!
Don't know if others have noticed this.

I haven't used the piezo for tic itch, it works variably for mozzie bites.
 

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Malcolm Douglas
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Do we get them here in Vic? I've honestly never thought about them but looks like I should. I wonder how the Aborigines dealt with them.
 

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Les Hiddins
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Do we get them here in Vic? I've honestly never thought about them but looks like I should. I wonder how the Aborigines dealt with them.
yes they are in Vic.
Paralysis ticks in some places too, I know somebody almost lost their dog after picking up a paralysis tick at golden beach.

the vet told him it wouldn’t be a paralysis tick , and was proven wrong.

a few thousand dollars later the dog survived.
 
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