TICKS! Man I hate these things!

@lilybug (21148)
United States
June 6, 2008 10:21pm CST
We have 4 dogs. All of them get tick medicine, but 2 of them still manage to get ticks all of the time. I hate it, but I can deal with pulling them off, but one of the dogs is such a wimp about getting them off. I got an email from my mom the other day that gave a tip about using a cotton ball and liquid soap. It seems to work, but the old fashioned way is quicker. Do you have a tick problem? How do you deal with getting them off of your pets or yourself?
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
9 Jun 08
We don't have a tick problem yet. We live in the suburbs. So I don't think it is that big of a problem for us. My sister in law lives in the country. She is constantly pulling them off of her animals.
• India
7 Jun 08
u must first use antitick shampoo and the use antitick powder and hen brush them daily...dont take thm out for walk...just let them pee inside
• United States
7 Jun 08
This is an easy one. Cover the tick totally with Vaseline. They can't breathe, so they pull out their heads. Then you can just grab a Kleenex and wipe them away. It may take a bath to get off the Vaseline after. But the dog won't have trauma over having that done! After the bath, rub some lemon juice on your dog's fur. Or regular Listerine. Bugs can't STAND those and will stay away.
• United States
7 Jun 08
I hate them too! We have sprinkled that Seven Dust in the yard, put Frontline on the dogs, the whole nine yards and we STILL find them on the dogs and occasionally on ourselves too! My 5 year old son was outside playing just the other day for maybe an hour and I sprayed him down with Bug spray too and when he came in, I picked 6 ticks off of him! Its insane!
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
7 Jun 08
My dogs are on tick medicine too and that stuff is expensive for two large dogs! They always seem to come home with them after I let them run around in a field behind my house. They are usually just crawling around in their fur but it still grosses me out. One of my dogs is mostly black and long haired and it is a pain in the butt checking him for fleas! I read somewhere that the cotton ball and soap is actually not good for the animals and can drive the tick in further. I just get a pair of tweezers and pull out as straight as I can. So far *knock on wood* I have been lucky in getting the whole thing out. They say if the tick has bitten you should save it in a container for a week just in case the dog gets sick. Ticks carry all kinds of nasty diseases that are easily transferred once they have embedded themselves into skin. Bleck! I hate ticks! Good luck in your removing escapades!
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
Use sulfur soap, anything with sulfur soap. Atlest don't rinse it for 15 minutes and just rinse it with water. Put some tick powder ofcourse. Do it regular even everyday, then comb their hair.
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
Wood Ticks  - Rocky Mountain Tick Group in Stages
Ticks are a natural bug throughout life. We get them on the cats, the dogs and of course ourselves. When coming to the animals we just pull them off and burn them or throw them in a can of fuel. Seems to kill them. When it comes to us humans we usually just take a lighter and burn them depending on where they are on the skin. Sometimes we will pull them off throw them on the table or in the ashtray and burn them.