Win a copy of The Edible Ecosystem Solution this week in the Forest Garden forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • James Freyr
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • jordan barton
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Leigh Tate

Dry ice tick trap

 
pollinator
Posts: 274
Location: Mason Cty, WA
34
hugelkultur forest garden fungi trees books earthworks cooking composting toilet food preservation writing homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Given that ticks are drawn to the C02 their victims emit, I have to wonder whether this would work. Not currently in tick terrain but I'll try it when I am, if I can easily source dry ice in the country. If it works well enough there are relatively inexpensive ways to make your own dry ice...after an initial upfront investment.

https://greenmethods.com/how-to-make-a-tick-trap/
 
Posts: 632
27
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well, I hate ticks with a passion...but...

Dry ice is pretty expensive, and I suspect this will cost about a dollar per tick destroyed...


Alternatively, one can make CO2 relatively cheaply with yeast and sugar water in a 2 liter pop bottle. If you don't let them pile up the alcohol too far so it kills the yeast, you can use the yeast from the first batch to start a second and perhaps 3rd batch.

Here is a youtube example:



This would also have the desireable effect of produce low amounts of CO2 for longer periods of time.
gift
 
Clean With Cleaners You Can Eat by Raven Ranson
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic