A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves -- share-- it works! Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with soap-soaked cotton ball, swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own & be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. (works every time) Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way.
Based on Rose Geranium Essential oil, it was the only essential oil with insect repelling qualities that actually made live deer ticks RUN. Yes, I tested it myself, YEARS ago, with live ticks I pulled off my cat. Everything else they just marched THROUGH, Rose Geranium made them LEAVE – over and over.
wildlife Deer tick Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are just one of thirteen known tick species in Minnesota. They are most common in the east and central areas of the state and are found in hardwood forests and wooded and brushy areas. Deer ticks are potential carriers of Lyme disease,