I tend to drench the tick in TCP for a minute or two, new ones often drop out then, or burn their bums with a cigarette end to make them release.
Inexpensive tick removal devices may be available at veterinary surgeries and pet supply shops, and are useful for people who are frequently exposed to ticks. These should be used in accordance with manufacturers' instructions.
Do NOT do any of the following:
Thanks for posting this. I have only one shoot planned for this year, a film project, which, if all goes to plan, is predominantly set up in the Inner Hebrides (September/October time). I've been reading up about midges and how tourists are advised to wear nets during the height of summer. Hence my reason for shooting in September. I hadn't considered ticks. There are Deer, Shetland Cattle and wild Ponies, on the Islands, so presumably ticks will be an issue too. Especially if my actors are running about half naked. And what nasty critters may lurk in some of those ponds and lakes up there. Apart from Nessie. Do ticks (like midges) die off later in the year, perhaps as soon as the frosts appear, or are they a problem all year round? Cheers Dave
Ticks your choice?