I picked up my first tick of the season this past weekend. The vile little creatures are equipped with a sensor that enables them to find your most obscure, unreachable body parts and cling tight. I could have reached this one embedded behind my right knee had I been left handed and less arthritic.
Get Out the Tick Kit
Instead, I called my daughter to enquire if she had her Tick Kit (needle, tweezers, magnifying glass, mirror, alcohol) available for an extraction. She did. JC had read online that using a bit of dishwashing soap on a Q-tip caused them to give up and slide onto the cotton. We tried it; didn’t work. Though the invading parasite did detach with the tug of the tweezers a little easier than usual. Maybe there’s something to the dish soap treatment after all.
I’m sure this tick was the first of many yet to come this summer. Let us spray.