Friday, March 05, 2010

Ticks Sticks Sicks...

Most of you know what Dog Ticks are... but Pa has gone a little overboard and has began researching how to kill them the cheapest and easiest way possible.

So he has been experimenting on the different stages he can get to the tick.
A single female tick is able to lay thousands of eggs. Each egg shown here have the potential of being born as a big-ass tick. At this stage, Pa is unsure his formula will work on the eggs. So far however, they have not hatched after his treatment.
Scores and scores of eggs are rendered dead as far as Pa can see.
These are ones that have hatched maybe a couple of days old. They too are rendered dead. So far, so good. You can see how well developed the legs are.
Just to give you a sense of scale of the tiny little baby tick, its no bigger than a single finger print groove on your finger. Most commercial products have difficulty targetting the tick when its at this stage. if you see carefully, you can see its legs.

I'll update you guys more on this tick removal formula once more tests has been done. Hope you guys enjoy your dinner later!


1 comment:

bagel said...

hi i've found that placing the tick in dettol or neem oil both works :) but will be real glad to know if you fond other alternatives