Arctick For Pets- Freeze and Kill Ticks (1.25 oz)
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- FDA Registered
- Kills ticks instantly to help prevent the transmission of on-board diseases
- Veterinarian approved
- Safe alternative to Spot-On pesticides
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Arctick For Pets- Freeze and Kill Ticks (1.25 oz) Finally a safe and 100% effective alternative to pot-on pesticide treatments. ARCTICK is a FDA registered non-toxic spray that instantly kills all ticks on contact. By immobilizing the tick before removal, you effectively stop the transmission of fluids between the tick and your pet. It was designed to help prevent the spread of infectious disease which may occur during the removal of the tick. Environmentally friendly, economical, safe, and proven to be 100% effective in laboratory testing! Features: FDA Registered Pantented Technology Pending Kills ticks instantly to help prevent the transmission of on-board diseases University tested Veterinarian approved No chemicals! Safe alternative to Spot-On pesticides 100% Safe for your pets 100% Deadly for ticks! Includes: 1 x Arctick For Pets- Freeze and Kill Ticks (1.25 oz) 1 x Tweezers (assorted colors)
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People have mentioned the noise, which definitely was startling to my dogs, but I found that to be not so big a deal. After you've killed the tick, you don't really have to worry as much about getting the thing out so quickly. Basically, I spray and if she seems too aggitated by the noise for me to continue with removing the tick, I give her a few minutes and then go back to pull it out. I've had 100% success with over 11 tick so far, two of which were on me!
I actually posted this info as a reply to a person who has never even used the product and does not have much knowledge about ticks. I realized more people would probably benefit from seeing this as a review so here it is (and ps - I included many links for educational purposes but some did not seem to display properly here, I am going back in to edit and trying to reinclude them once...but if they dont work this time not sure what else to do...look at my comment of the other review as they did display ok there):
The "freezing" method has been successful in other parts of the world besides the US. [...]scroll down to 'Severe Larval Infestation'.
The bottom line is this: more study is needed, but freezing may be a possible way of removing a tick that minimizes risk of stomach contents being emptied. If you want to see the idea of freezing in action, here is a video of a doctor freezing just under the skin, which forces the tick to back out and was clearly not harmed or damaged on the way out: [....]
The method this product uses is not by injection under the skin, but if the freezing concept results in the same outcome (disease transmittal is reduced) then add it to the list of ways we can and should use!
I don't know why the US is so far behind on this but ticks and disease are a huge problem worldwide and will only be getting worse. There are many potentially better methods than the old standards. These studies should be done and funded now! Until then, we can't know whether disease transmittal is reduced or not, but as of right now the evidence does point to this method being better than tweezers method.
Again, my intent is not to make you feel bad, but as someone who has researched this problem of ticks / diseases for 15+ years, used many many products and methods, I felt the need to respond and help set the record straight. IF you must with tweezers, do not use the fat tipped style, use the tiniest tips available and grab it right at the skin then pull straight out. Problem is, its easy to get this method wrong since you are literally squeezing it with a pair of metal tongs and they can be very small and delicate to work with.
As of today, bad / skethcy tick removal methods are:
-burning out with a match
-vaseline or vicks vapor rub
-scratching it off
-grabbing the tick and pulling it (it's very easy to squeeze the ticks body thus causing it to inject its disease filled stomach contents directly into your body).
-trying to suffocate it with nail polish
(and be sure to get the double set with larger and smaller twisters for deer / wood ticks https://www.amazon.com/Tick-Twister-Remover-Small-Large/dp/B00X7072HY/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1466323461&sr=1-1&keywords=tick+twister)
-"freezing #1" best is intradermal blister but that requires hospital visit and not all are familiar with the technique unfortunately (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9dsmFVPDqs)
-"freezing #2" the method you would use if you purchased this "arctick" product and did it on your own (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j77nrTVM_j8)
-"floss / string half hitch knot" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9dsmFVPDqs#t=2m7s.) knot must be created all the way down at the ticks mouth
-permethrin based cream for larvae (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j77nrTVM_j8#t=1m11s.)
-hydrogen peroxide on q-tip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVzr8noqvsE) with this technique, don't push back and forth on the tick -- very GENTLY swirl it in a circle to get release much like the "tick twister" method
I'm sure I forgot a few, but I have to get running and I wanted to get this knowledge up here. This freezing method is not generally accepted in the US, but thats only because the medical and government folks are not very much aware of it yet.
I also cannot emphasize taking proper precautions in the first place when going anywhere near tick country. Dress correctly, be vigilant about tick checks often (and very thorough before leaving the woods/ trail), shower / bath at home and wash / dry clothes on high heat.
You must understand ticks do not jump out of trees, they crawl up and attach to you from the ground / grass / bush level. If you don't want to buy special gear a good starting point is to tuck your pants into your socks and tuck your shirt into your pants. Why? Ticks crawl up and this does not allow them to wedge into your shoes. If you have access to some gaiters and light colored clothing, that will help because they'll be easier to see and brush off long before they find your skin.
If you want to be extremely prepared, consider buying some clothes treated with permethrin (https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Research-Bug-Out-Gaiters/dp/B009Q19AZA/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8) or treating them yourself. Ticks are in the arachnid family and they are almost instantly killed when coming into contact with permethrin.
If you live in the country and want to reduce the tick population on your land, keep the lawn mowed, consider using damminix "tick tubes" [...] as they also impact mice populations, and look into buying some guinea hens as a natural means of control.
Ticks are horrible little creatures and we are only beginning to learn all the many diseases they carry as well as the impact of those diseases on people. It's quite scary that your life can change overnight due to getting bitten by one of these infected buggers, but such is life. For those who can contribute more, please do add further input! Many doctors don't even know the full extent of the problem at this point. We need to catch up and develop better systems.
The last thing I'll say is if you do find a tick embedded in your skin, whatever method you choose to remove it, go slowly and put on a few drops of iodine or some antiseptic (peroxide or alcohol) directly to the area once removed. You don't have to display a "bullseye" to be infected...less than 30% do in fact, and it doesn't have to be 24-36 hours as previously thought for infection to be completed.
Save the tick if you're wondering "was it infected?" and put it in a bag in the freezer. Thats *THE* best way bar none to find out after the fact. If you were bitten by a tick that was infected, and you had it tested, then you know! If you have a good reason to believe there is a high possibility for lyme transmittal (deer tick, you live in an area of high lyme rates, etc), SEE A DOCTOR right away and ask for an emergency does of antibiotics. If administered right away, a single dose doxycycline can save your quality of life for the next 50+ years! Contrast that with if you wait, there are many people who have had antibiotic treatment fail and are basically resigned to misery and aching pains. Serious but unfortunate business to become educated.
Hope this helps
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