We try all sorts of things to get rid of ticks. Some people apply sunflower oil, some rub the area with soap and some take it off with tweezers. Some suggest to apply acetone on the area, which you shouldn’t do.
I discovered one easy and efficient method to get rid of ticks. One day, when going to the village I met an old teacher who told me about her efficient method.
Sprinkle the area where the tick is with salt and place a wet cotton ball on top.
The women ensured me that in 20-30 minutes, or even before, the tick will get out all by itself on the surface of the skin.
All you need to do afterwards is to place it in a small box and take it to the lab to see if it carries poliomyelitis or encephalitis (according to statistics, 1 out of 10 ticks can be infected).
Recipe against ticks
If you are going on a picnic and you don’t have a lotion against ticks and mosquitos, you can prepare one yourself:
Get a cup of boiling water and add one oz. of cloves, cook for 15 minutes, let it cool and add 2 tablespoons of alcohol.
Before you go, use this mix to protect yourself, your family and your pets. The “author” of the recipe claims that she uses this for 10 years, and has not once gotten a tick from the woods, neither her nor her dog.
If you don’t have time to prepare this tonic, you can use a clove oil, diluted with water. A few drops for a liter of water. The smell of the cloves is unbearable for the mosquitos.
If you are afraid to remove the tick by yourself, it is better to ask for a doctor’s help.