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Kit: Bit Blob, remover & 200 (3 items)

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Hilltown Herbals
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Kit in a bagwith instructions, includes three items:

  • Tick Remover, “Pro-tick remedy.” The Army’s favorite. Nuff said.

  • Bite Blob. A topical remedy for tick bites. 

A best-seller in the Hilltowns, where, we say affectionately, people are “cheap and practical.”

Here’s the easiest way to do it: Get a spoon (or something), and a band-aid, open it and have ready with “wings” folded back. Put a small dime-size pile of clay in the palm of your hand. Add drops of the liquid and help the clay absorb the it til the blob is good and moist just short of runny. Scrape up the blob with spoon (or thumbnail, for the experts), and spread it around on the pad of the band-aid. Carefully apply the band-aid to bite site – this can be tricky. (Get help if you have another human around. Or find one! Do not be shy. It is too important. Actually, having a few designated “tick buddies” in the neighborhood who can help you late at night is important. I have three. What is a little momentary embarrassment compared to what you can get from ticks??) Instructions are also on the bottle.

  • Blend 200, 2 oz.

Tick Remover. “Pro-tick remedy”: Dumb name, great tool. The technique is important. You want to close the mouth parts if possible (though sometimes they are so embedded that they are very very hard to get out with any tool!). Read the info that comes in the remover package, but the basic idea is to slide the remover as close to your skin under the tick as possible to close the mouth parts, easing the “V” part as far under the tick as possible, then SLOWLY pull up while still pushing under the tick, so that your skin pulls up, and hold it there, DO NOT YANK … and the tick eventually lets go. (This can take a number of seconds which can seem like hours: you and the tick staring down the road of eternity. Today, you will prevail, which is ok.) Then, do not crush the tick with your fingers, come on people! Use your heads! Say you are sorry and kill the tick with respect, but protect yourself for heaven’s sake.

None of the plastic tick removers can get under the tick and close the mouth parts; No, the twirly ones that work so well for your dogs are not a good idea; No, tweezers: not a good idea; No, pulling them off with your fingernails is not ideal at all. These can all stress the ticks and are more likely to lead to the tick’s stomach contents ending up under your skin and into your blood stream.

Bite Blob. A topical remedy for tick bites.

A best-seller in the Hilltowns, where, I say affectionately, people are “cheap and practical,” myself included!

Here’s the easiest way to do it, trust me, lots of experience: Get a spoon (or something), and a band-aid, open it and have ready with “wings” folded back. Put a small dime-size pile of clay in the palm of your hand. Add drops of the liquid and help the clay absorb the it til the blob is good and moist just short of runny. Scrape up the blob with spoon (or thumbnail, for the experts), and spread it around on the pad of the band-aid. Carefully apply the band-aid to bite site, this can be tricky, we know. (Get help if you have another human around. Or find one! Do not be shy. It is too important. Actually, having a few designated “tick buddies” in the neighborhood who can help you late at night is important. I have three. What is a little momentary embarrassment compared to what you can get from ticks??) Instructions are also on the bottle.

Blend 200, 2 oz

Always seek advice from your health care practitioner when unsure.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.