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Killing Ticks by Freezing Them?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Trophy Specialist, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Yes they were all dead. It might be a simple mater of how cold the freezer is set. Mine is at about zero. I can freeze a one galon milk jug of water solid overnight in them.
  2. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    Im so glad i don't have to deal with those little buggers to often, only on deer from out of state.

  3. Gobblingfever

    Gobblingfever 100% PEER GOBBLER ADDICTION!!!!

    GEORGE. The permethrin is this different then the Malathion? I had my wife go to walmart this morning to pick up the Eliminator brand but she brought me Eliminator Malathion 50%. Will this work or totally different? I have a turkey blind out and have found a few ticks in it now As well as a couple birds that have been harvested.
  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I had a guy call me just yesterday telling me the same thing. He says they don't carry the permethrin anymore. Malathion is not as effective in my opinion, but it does work. I'm ASSUMING here that they stopped the permethrin because it isn't water soluble. Look up the phone number on the bottle and call them to ask.
  5. MattHCT

    MattHCT New Member

    I have five 25 cu ft chest freezers, some are new some are older. They are all set at 0 deg
    2 of them freeze at a slower rate than the other 3. The odd thing is the 2 that freeze slower are two different brands and 1 is new and 1 is older.I've found that 48 hours seems to kill the ticks.
  6. PS I am a Registered Nurse that works in a extremely well known, busy Neurology / Neurosurgery Unit here in NY.
    We have seen LOTS of cases of Lyme's disease coming in these days - many times far too late for antibiotics - and people are VERY sick with encephalitis that mimics strokes (CVA's) many times. Many have permanent symptoms that last for the rest of their lives when they get better - and as stated above - some are never able to return to a 'normal' life nor job/career again.
    Be careful. Really. And we are seeing he number of cases increase and get worse lately.
    I worked for Terminix many years ago and I highly suggest Permethrin and the hide in a bag for awhile. Always wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly when using this chemical. Do not smoke when using it - it gotten on a cigarette that's bad news if you inhale it as it affects the Central Nervous System (CNS) badly.
    Not everyone ever even knows or notices that they have gotten bitten and/or have one attached on their body until it's too late and they don't always get the classic 'red ring' or 'red bullseye' rash noted above.