To remove a bee stinger without using tweezers, apply ice, then place tape over the skin, and pull it off. If this does not work, daub the stinger with hot wax, and wiggle it out. This 20-minute procedure requires ice, a plastic baggie, tape, a wooden toothpick and depilatory wax.Know More
Place an ice cube in a plastic baggie, and place it on the sting site. Keep it there for up to three minutes.
Place a small piece of duct tape over the stinger and surrounding skin. Do not pull the tape up off the skin; use a horizontal motion instead. Ripping horizontally minimizes discomfort and makes it easier for the tape to adhere to the stinger. Apply and remove the tape up to five times.
If the stinger remains in the skin, dip a wooden toothpick in liquid depilatory wax, and place a small dot of the wax on the end of the stinger. Keep the point of the toothpick in contact with the stinger until the wax hardens, then slowly pull it away from the sting site. Wiggle the toothpick as you pull. Repeat this as many times as necessary, then discard the toothpick and the stinger.
You can remove a tick from the skin by using tweezers, according to Mayo Clinic. Remove the entire tick by grasping it from its mouth, right where it meets the skin.Full Answer >
Grasping a tick with tweezers where its mouth meets a person's skin usually removes it from the human body, according to Mayo Clinic. Do not remove ticks with rubbing alcohol, fingernail polish, petroleum jelly or a cigarette lighter. These methods may not remove the tick completely.Full Answer >
To remove a tick from a dog, wear gloves while using tweezers to grasp the tick close to the dog's skin without pinching the dog. Pull the tick out in a straight motion. Make sure the whole tick has been removed.Full Answer >
A male bee is called a drone. Male honeybees do not have stingers and are the product of an unfertilized egg. The female worker bees collect nectar and pollen, but the sole purpose of a drone's life is to mate with the queen and produce offspring.Full Answer >