An article regarding ticks and how to remove them.
I was quite surprised regarding the advice that the head of a tick cannot break off, contrary to everything I have previously heard.
Our previous dog, a female Miniature Poodle, was almost killed by a paralysis tick when she was a puppy just over 20 years ago, and was then too young to wear a tick & flea collar, given anti-tick medication, or bathed in anti-tick chemicals used back then.
Our new puppy has been on NexGard Spectra since he arrived home so that any ticks which attack him will be killed instead.
I have a surplus of ticks, and can arrange delivery vis bandicoot if required.
More importantly attached ticks and tasting nibbles tend to now cause quite a serious immediate infection for me. Think egg sized lumps and extreme symptoms. You would think ticks could work this out and bugger off.
My GP made a number of alternate suggestions. The advice in the original referenced article is consistent.
Early detection and removal would seem key. The first sign may be the feeling of a short sharp pin prick of the skin or burning sensation, then nothing. Any feeling of a bite when in tick prone areas should be promptly investigated. I now often remove many ticks easily before serious harm and full embedment.
Ticks bring all sorts of nasties, with advice to see a GP promptly if there is ant sign of infection around the bite.
A good spray of tropical strength repelant on clothing and around ankles, waste and any other openings mostly works too.
I guess you need to check yourself the same and as often as your pets?