Consider my mind blown.
Here’s a not so hot take: Ticks are the worst creatures on earth. I know some “environmentalists” will tell you that they’re a valuable indicator to the health of an ecosystem, and that they help control wild animal populations, but who the hell cares. They literally crawl up your skin, bite you, suck your blood, and spread disease. Call me a tick hater. I don’t care.
My disdain for these suckers made me extremely thrilled to see that a fellow member of my species devised the perfect way to prevent himself from getting bit by ticks.
He simply wraps duct tape with the sticky side out around his pant legs when he’s out walking in high grass. The ticks get stuck to the tape as they try to crawl their way up his legs, and there’s a video to prove it.
I’d like to personally thank Steve Jobs for inventing the iPhone. His maniacal long-game plan to harvest all of our data and sell it to the highest bidder has allowed this man to share the secret to defeating ticks with the world.
Godspeed to all of you and may you never suffer a tick bite again.