If a person eats matches does that help keep ticks away?
A co-worker told me that they eat matches, and that the sulfur tips on them helps keep ticks off of him. I was just wondering if anybody out there knew if this was true, or if it's just a load of bologna?
Eat matches??? Sounds painful... I can't imagine it's super-effective, I think you need a lot more sulfur and you probably want to mix it with something sweet to actually eat it. According to this site, an 1/8 teaspoon mixed with molasses or something else will keep the ticks away.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Natural- … emedy.aspx
Eating matches could make you sick, as there are chemicals in them..I would not recommend, unless you are a fire breathing dragon and can wash down the matches with gasoline...Seriously..Put sunscreen on your hands and add several drops of Eucalyptus oil..rub on your skin ( ears, hairline ) and you can spray the Eucalyptus on your clothes.You can spray your dog and his collar... when I ride my horse in a wooded area, I spray him down also...by the way ticks do not like the smell of garlic...hope this helped...
Sounds like combating Dracula! I was nearly eaten alive by horseflies in a shaded rivermouth in Austria. Apparently they were attracted to my fair skin - probably seemed to them like manna! The sulphur would turn your skin yellow, wouldn't it?
Surely there must be an easier way to deter ticks. Eating matches almost makes me sick, and to answer your question I think he's full of bologna.
You are kidding, I hope. Why would you actually believe this could be true?
What??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????For how many farts I let go during th day, I'd be on fire, no ticks on me!
I didn't know people had a problem with ticks. I thought that it was a problem for animals with fur. If you have pets you should be using the anti tick stuff such as Advantage and then there won't be any tick problem, right?
Honestly I have never heard anything about eating matches, but I have heard that if you eat a lot of garlic it keeps the ticks away. The garlic gets into your blood stream and the ticks don't like that.... I have heard that some people give garlic to their dogs and this helps with ticks.
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