How to Get Rid of Tick – Simple Tick Treatment
Before we delve into the topic under consideration “how to get rid of ticks”, lets first see a quick overview and simple explanations of what a tick is.
What You Should Know About Tick
As you may have probably known prior to this time, a tick (according to a “nursing dictionary”) is a blood-sucking parasite which may transmit organisms of disease.
Another source also defines tick as a small arachnid that fastens itself onto the skin of mammal and feeds on its blood. Still, another source puts it this way “a very small animal like insect that lives under the skin of other animals and sucks their blood. One very good thing to note about those definitions is; “they all attest to the fact that a tick can suck blood of other animals – causing INFECTION.
Ticks in temperate lands around the world can carry potentially debilitating Lyme disease — the most common vector-borne illness in the United States and Europe. A Swedish study revealed that migratory birds can transport ticks thousands of miles, possibly introducing the diseases they carry to new regions. “Ticks,” says the Britannica, “surpass all other arthropods (except mosquitoes) in the number of diseases they transmit to humans.”
In fact, a single tick can harbor as many as three different disease-causing organisms and can transmit all of them in just one bite!
Even in Africa, migratory birds can carry thousand if not millions of ticks every year, especially in the south and east Africa (most common in South Africa, Togo and Morocco). Causing the bite to grow rapidly and will always increase as years goes along.
How to Remove a Tick – The Most Effective Ways.
Please follow the below simple steps of removing ticks:
- When removing a tick that is firmly attached, take very good care that its mouth parts do not break off and remain under the skin, since this can cause infection.
This is especially important when trying removing it with haste, having the thought that before it tries to sip in, you would have been done with it. So just try take care when removing it, slow and steady until you are sure that it’s mouth parts has been removed entirely before using force.
- Never you pull on the body of ticks; instead follow these two below tips:
- Put alcohol on it; a little alcohol will do. Just try doing it snappily.
- Hold a lit cigarette near it; don’t just hold it a little while before releasing it.
- Make sure that the tick is completely removed before doing away with the cigarette.
- NEVER use a match stick, petroleum jelly, or kerosene to remove tick.
There is this popular adage that says “Prevention is better than cure.” So let’s take a look at the preventive aspects of ticks.
How to Prevent Ticks Efficiently
To prevent ticks from biting you, follow these steps:
- Dust sulfur powder on your body before going into the fields. Especially dust ankles, wrist, waist and underarms
- Make sure you constantly flap your clothes before putting them on.
- Sweep and clean your compound. I know it won’t prevent it entirely, but I would go a long way into minimizing the reach of it.
Video on How to Remove a Tick
Watch and Listen as Frank Edward unravels the best ways to remove a tick properly.
Follow the above suggestions and you will be free from bites of ticks and you would have known how to get rid of ticks not just permanently but also completely.
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