our bow season doesn't start til the first saturday in oct. in va., i have never sprayed myself for ticks in the fall like i do in spring, guess i just don't trust the unscented advertisements of some products, i do use a little "dirt " scented stuff on my hands and face for mosquitoes, one day i will buy a thermocell, i do check myself in the early season as it is still fairly WARM,and those little buggers are still out, i have found ticks on my clothes in nov. before, someone sent me this, i never did have to try it out, but it sounds reasonable..... speaking of that bow, it's about time to blow the dust off that thing, and sling a few arrows [:D]
[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]"Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.."[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"] [font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]"Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say,
"It worked!" [font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]
you never know unless you go.....