You can kill a tick with chemicals, but what if you find a live one, as I did on the cover of my kitchen trash can today? Short of slicing it in half with a knife, how do you squash it? I have strong finger nails and applied one of them to the center of the tick, a couple of times. I thought it was dead, and was amazed to find that 20 minutes later it was still kicking its legs. (I'd saved it in a glass jar to show my daughter what had invaded our house.)
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