Go Away Mosquitoes Vicks wards off mosquitoes. Apply small dabs of Vicks VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.
A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves -- share-- it works! Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with soap-soaked cotton ball, swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own & be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. (works every time) Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way.