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(Art of Manliness)   For you and your idiot friends who think you can get rid of a tick by covering it with vaseline, alcohol, peppermint oil, vinegar, hydrochloric acid, cream cheese, kerosene, fresh boogers, Reddi-Whip, bear urine, acetone, bacon grease and/or Tab   (artofmanliness.com ) divider line
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2014-06-16 11:42:03 AM  
They forgot mention that you are supposed to save the tick in a pill bottle or something and wait to see if you develop any symptoms of being bitten by a tick. When you save the tick, that gives doctors a leg up in treating you with the information they can gather from the tick that bit you.
 
2014-06-16 11:56:48 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: They forgot mention that you are supposed to save the tick in a pill bottle or something and wait to see if you develop any symptoms of being bitten by a tick. When you save the tick, that gives doctors a leg up in treating you with the information they can gather from the tick that bit you.


uh, 4th panel
 
2014-06-16 12:25:51 PM  

The Bestest: InterruptingQuirk: They forgot mention that you are supposed to save the tick in a pill bottle or something and wait to see if you develop any symptoms of being bitten by a tick. When you save the tick, that gives doctors a leg up in treating you with the information they can gather from the tick that bit you.

uh, 4th panel


He's using one of those old-fashioned browsers that don't scroll.
 
2014-06-16 12:31:51 PM  
You pull it out and squash it. Quit being such a bunch of pansies. No, it doesn't "leave the head in your skin." Jesus. I've pulled 900 ticks out of my dog, a couple off myself, and not one of them has left its head behind.
 
2014-06-16 12:42:20 PM  
Oops.
 
2014-06-16 12:43:33 PM  

cryinoutloud: No, it doesn't "leave the head in your skin.


If you don't pull it out the right way, it most certainly does.

/personal experience
 
2014-06-16 01:15:39 PM  

cryinoutloud: No, it doesn't "leave the head in your skin.



Yes, it can.
 
2014-06-16 01:16:40 PM  

cryinoutloud: You pull it out and squash it. Quit being such a bunch of pansies. No, it doesn't "leave the head in your skin." Jesus. I've pulled 900 ticks out of my dog, a couple off myself, and not one of them has left its head behind.


Sometimes, tweezers aren't readily available and that badboy has to come out by hand.  I've left a few heads behind because I was out in the woods and didn't have the proper implements.
 
2014-06-16 01:40:24 PM  
I generally lure them out with the promise of a job in the entertainment industry.
 
2014-06-16 01:54:25 PM  
I really don't see why the little bloodsuckers would be any less inclined to release their harmful fluids into you if you squeeze their heads with tweezers.  But otherwise it's probably sound advice.
 
2014-06-16 02:22:59 PM  
Between family camping trips and growing up in the bayou, I got ticks on a regular basis as a kid.  I've pulled out plenty and never once left the head in.  Just pull the damned things out.  I used to crack them between my fingernails (or pop them if they'd grown fat enough, though that was rare), but now I guess you have to save them in case of Lyme disease or whatever.
 
2014-06-16 02:44:15 PM  
The best way to identify a tick is just to ask it questions.  Careful though, they must be getting paid otherwise they won't say a word.  Remember the adage, the best to make a tick talk is when it's on the clock.
 
2014-06-16 02:51:45 PM  
I guess I just suck.at tick removal then. Once from myself (armpit) and twice from the multiple times from the dog the head broke off.
 
2014-06-16 03:27:21 PM  
I don't think Arthur would approve of any of those remedies, it would definitely mess up the apartment.
 
2014-06-16 03:29:41 PM  
Wait subby, I'll bet hydrochloric acid would get rid of it just fine. Plus all that unwanted skin, fat, and muscle.
 
2014-06-16 03:36:53 PM  
My one secret trick that work 100% of the time that doctors do not want you to know is that I use a mapp gas torch.  Just burn those suckers off and any diseases they leave behind.

/warning, your milages may vary with this technique.
 
2014-06-16 03:39:21 PM  
 
2014-06-16 03:41:39 PM  

These work great!



i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-16 03:42:25 PM  
The only surefire way is to amputate
 
2014-06-16 03:43:25 PM  
Duh.

Great work, Romero.
 
2014-06-16 03:45:05 PM  
After you've checked your clothing, shower soon after, and inspect yourself (including those hard-to-reach areas) for the buggers.


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-16 04:18:02 PM  
'Cause I'd like to see you out in the moonlight
I'd like to kiss you way back in the sticks
I'd like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
And I'd like to check you for ticks.

You never know where one might be
There's lots of places that are hard to reach,
I gotcha.
 
2014-06-16 04:18:35 PM  
Too many ticks, and boom, the I've got hives.;b

/too late
 
2014-06-16 04:19:35 PM  
Who needs tweezers when you've got a spoon?

img.fark.net

I don't even have to dig for him.  I just pull out a spoon and the little sucker comes running all on his own!
 
2014-06-16 04:22:51 PM  
I hear Brad Paisley
 
2014-06-16 04:29:48 PM  
If you have some spare lime (the mineral not the fruit) laying around just sprinkle some over the tick and the are a around it.  Ticks hate the stuff and it'll purify the area.
 
2014-06-16 04:35:31 PM  

BadAdviceGuy: If you have some spare lime (the mineral not the fruit) laying around just sprinkle some over the tick and the are a around it.  Ticks hate the stuff and it'll purify the area.


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-16 04:48:23 PM  
I have some deep hatred for any blog that thinks it can tell me 'how to be a man.'

As for ticks, pull 'em straight on with some needle nose pliers (which I usually have on my multitool cus I a man!) and then crush, it, flush it, or burn it.
 
2014-06-16 04:50:19 PM  
Growing up, we'd heat up a needle with a lighter and just barely touch it to the protruding portion of the tick. They come jumping out pretty quick.
 
2014-06-16 04:50:23 PM  
how do we remove wealthy ticks from our Legislative process??
 
2014-06-16 05:00:05 PM  
I have some deep hatred for any blog that thinks it can tell me 'how to be a man.'

D'awwww, the website making you feel inadequate?
 
2014-06-16 05:30:19 PM  
You pull ticks.

You smother chiggers (successful and attractive Insect Americans).
 
2014-06-16 05:58:26 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Growing up, we'd heat up a needle with a lighter and just barely touch it to the protruding portion of the tick. They come jumping out pretty quick.


you're not supposed to do that because they'd puke before release, which flushes the bad right into your bloodstream
 
2014-06-16 06:28:08 PM  

Whatthefark: These work great!

[i.imgur.com image 350x350]


I got one of those because my dog is a Tick Magnet, and they work amazingly well.
 
2014-06-16 06:32:10 PM  
TICK THREAD!!! XD

static.comicvine.com
 
2014-06-16 07:55:09 PM  

mark12A: I have some deep hatred for any blog that thinks it can tell me 'how to be a man.'

D'awwww, the website making you feel inadequate?


The only thing that makes me feel inadequate is my 1 inch penis.
 
2014-06-16 08:13:05 PM  
Actually, most of those things listed in the headline would work just fine.  There'd just be varying degrees of side effects and/or scarring, and some involve a bit of a wait.  But hey, they'd work!
 
2014-06-16 08:29:53 PM  
I use my own semen like everyone should. Jeez.
 
2014-06-16 09:07:57 PM  
Freeze 'em. Use a butane gas lighter refill, point it at the tick, squirt for one second, bingo! The tick will be dead, frozen solid (but not for long). Then use your preferred method of removal - tweezers, fingernails, etc.

Why? So it won't be inclined to inject any more toxin into you. Better a slight freeze-burn than tick toxin. My doctor uses liquid nitrogen to freeze skin lumps before they turn into cancer, so it can't be that harmful.

One girl at my kids' school was so allergic to tick venom, her doctor's instructions to the staff were along the lines of: use this can of {ether-based engine starting spray} to freeze the tick, then call the ambulance. She also carried an epi-pen.
 
2014-06-16 09:58:26 PM  
I got a tick on my leg 4 weeks ago and pulled it out about 45 minutes later. I am still waiting for the place where he bit me to heal.
 
2014-06-16 10:45:44 PM  

ol' gormsby: Freeze 'em. Use a butane gas lighter refill, point it at the tick, squirt for one second, bingo! The tick will be dead, frozen solid (but not for long). Then use your preferred method of removal - tweezers, fingernails, etc.

Why? So it won't be inclined to inject any more toxin into you. Better a slight freeze-burn than tick toxin. My doctor uses liquid nitrogen to freeze skin lumps before they turn into cancer, so it can't be that harmful.

One girl at my kids' school was so allergic to tick venom, her doctor's instructions to the staff were along the lines of: use this can of {ether-based engine starting spray} to freeze the tick, then call the ambulance. She also carried an epi-pen.


This. Once I had a tick on my goofy and I couldn't see well enough to get at it with tweezers. I saw a bottle of Flux-Off refridgerant and barely tapped the spray. Instantly killed the tick, pulled it out very easily, and left the head on the tick.

I was highly impressed.
 
2014-06-17 02:28:00 AM  
The easiest way to deal with ticks, is to live where there aren't any ticks.
 
2014-06-17 04:18:27 AM  

Wrencher: The easiest way to deal with ticks, is to live where there aren't any ticks.


I believe Antarctica is nice at this time of year.
 
2014-06-17 08:28:27 AM  

Stibium: I had a tick on my goofy


Apparently there's some anatomical-slang catching-up to be done.
 
2014-06-17 08:35:46 AM  

Whatthefark: These work great!

[i.imgur.com image 350x350]


/thirded

My parent's cat, before he was forced indoors permanently, used to be a tick magnet. That little device made pulling the little farkers off of him quick and simple. Even with him wriggling around like a slime eel fresh from the mud.
 
2014-06-17 11:49:55 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: After you've checked your clothing, shower soon after, and inspect yourself (including those hard-to-reach areas) for the buggers.


[img.fark.net image 600x833]


Yeah, looks like that area might be hard for her to see. I'm willing to do the hard work for her. Or with her. Whatever.
/stupid Paisley song stuck in my head now
 
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