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How can I make sure there are no more ticks around?

You can't. All you can do is throughly inspect yourself or have someone check you over to see if they can find any. But there's nothing you can do to ensure there aren't anymore around, you can only ...
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How can I make sure there are no more ticks around?

Sauna. And not that joke-of-a-sauna but a real Scandinavian sauna with 80°C / 176°F. One thing with ticks is that they can take an enormous amount of beating and other forms of killing attempts but ...
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Identify what bit me by the mark it left (note: potentially graphic, but also beautiful, photos)

Your bite/sting mark is missing something very essential in order to qualify it as a bite or sting mark, and that is: a mark from a bite or a sting. Had something bit you or stung you, then you would ...
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Fer-de-Lance bite. emergency treatment in remote location: Administer anti-venin ASAP or check for allergic reaction to serum first?

As noted by @bob1 in the comments, the snake in question was likely Bothrops asper in the OP's incident, not Bothrops lanceolatus that the journal article here is about. But I'll keep this bit, and ...
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How can I make sure there are no more ticks around?

In addition to ShemSegers and Jani-Hyytiäinens answer, I'd like to add that because of their ability of survival just throwing them into the bin might indeed enable them to creep out again (depends on ...
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Back country solution to itchy insect bites

If you expect itchy insect bites, I can recommend a dedicated heat stick for treating the bites. Something like this: Therapik Mosquito Bite Reliever It does work, at least temporarily. The ...
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Do people have different reactions to biting insects from different regions?

Over at this other question (Link: Is it possible to develop immunity against mosquitos?), a couple of other people seem to share similar experiences, and they discuss some articles regarding ...
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Why do different kinds of bug bites itch in different ways?

The cause of the itch can be quite different. For mosquito bites, the itch is due to a allergic reaction to the mosquito's saliva. The strength of this allergic reaction varies between people, and ...
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Why do different kinds of bug bites itch in different ways?

From what I remember, some biting insects deliver an anticoagulant . This may irritate, though it's not well studied. Others rely on not being detected, and deliver an anaesthetic. One effect that ...
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How can I make sure there are no more ticks around?

Got ticks in Norway… Went in the sauna for fun Found this website trying to see if the sauna would kill them. Can confirm, the fuckers die in the sauna. max amount of time was 12 mins in one go. ...
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