Ticks are disgusting and evil. It is also a reality that we have to face with a spring in our step and a bottle of bug spray in our hands. PLUS something new is the miracle we all prayed for to get rid of our ticks and our dogs and cats.
This is especially important this year because, as Jessica Williams wrote earlier this month, ticks are going to be very thirsty this year …
Put the scent aside for a few months because bug spray is now your scent. Ticks are currently moving and active in Minnesota and some cases of Lyme disease have already been reported in the Rochester area. Unfortunately, our tick activity for 2021 is one of the worst in the whole country. According to Pests.org, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and a few other states have all been classified as “above average threat level.” (Continue reading about Minnesota’s tick threat level HERE.)
If you find one on yourself, you MUST kick it out, which isn’t as easy as fair To take it out. What we need is a device to make it super simple AND stop the tick from biting you.
I present, the tick remover from the Duluth Trading Company.
The other side of the coin …
For under $ 10.00, you can own what three online reviews say is the real deal. Their pets didn’t even notice they were removing the tick. Three reviews are actually a little sad, I would have thought there would be a lot more on their website, BUT … my sister says she is happy to use it and it is good enough to that I send it to you.
You can buy DTC Tick Remover online (click on the photo below) or at their outlet store, in Red Wing.
OR, you can save money and get the Tick Tornado from Petco (click on the photo below).
On the looks, I think the Duluth Trading Company wins, but on the name, the Tick Tornado? Let’s go. It’s a solid name. Unless you imagine a literal tick tornado. It’s pretty disgusting.
OR, for free, you can do what this guy does. Make circles …
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