horrible little feckers, one of those o'tom tick twisters should be in every stalkers kit bag.
I've pulled about a dozen off myself so far this year, the last one was on a rather delicate part!! My Mrs would never let me near her again if she found out.
I have both the o'tom and the lasso and much prefer the lasso, especially for the very small ones.
Another vote for the lasso, great bit of kit...I keep them in the car, first aid kit, pockets, kitchen etc.
Not tried a lasso, what are the main advantages?
A certain stalker I know mentioning know names got one of these little blighters embedded in his helmet not going to divulge who it was mind but needless to say it was not so easy removing it and from what i heard it took months to heal..
I must get hundreds of the little *******s on me sometimes in intimate areas that i cant get to and the wife obtains great pleasure of spread eagling me on the bed, while she attends to my every whim in removing them.
I find a touch of nail varnish remover (Amyl acetate) which causes them to retrat the mouth parts and then withdrawn with a ordinary pair of tweezers does the trick,
And no the dont regurgitate the contents of their stomach into my bloodstream as some one suggested as they usually arnt on me long enough to get established to be feeding of my blood.
Evil little ******* things they are
So far I've been quite lucky... I seem to get attacked by midges and mosquitoes, but ticks don't seem to like me so much. I have never found more than one tick attached, and only a handful of times. The eye opener was finding one crawling up my arm in Croatia - the temperature was barely above freezing and the previous weeks had been something ridiculous like -12 yet they were still active.
The ticks are a nightmare this time of year, do my best to keep them off myself but the spaniels are specialists in collecting them! The tick removers are a must for carrying in the kit bag.
The lasso grips the tick all the way round where as the otom only from 2 sides, this then allows the tick to spit out it's nasties back inside you.
Look at the diagram at the bottom right of the page on this link, http://www.misotrading.co.uk/
Surely if they have bitten and embedded themself into you then their mouth parts are in contact with your blood? How do you know they aren't feeding and can't regurgitate into you?And no the dont regurgitate the contents of their stomach into my bloodstream as some one suggested as they usually arnt on me long enough to get established to be feeding of my blood.
Cover myself in insect repellent, so far its worked....