Thankyou very much ladies... I didn't catch most of these until this morning, but I did manage to get *most* of them off... There is one very persistant one on his parts(the one from a couple days ago... eek!) that I will try some of the new suggestions on.
Here is what I did... I gave him a bath and scrunned him up REALLY good with LOTS of lavender Dr. Bronners. Seems I remember reading that insects don't like lavender. Then I took some duct tape, and got all of the ones of his body, probably twelve of the little nasties.
: This worked out well, gave him a piece of tape and let him try on himself while I did the dirty work.
These were really tiny ticks, like sand grain size... Maybe not even ticks, but I know they weren't chiggers because they didn't dig in. They looked like ticks, just very very tiny. *shrug*
He had three more teeny tinies on his jiggly bits, as well as one of what we call seed ticks around here... The seed tick is the one that is still there. He wouldn't let me get them with the tape, he kept pleading "Will you clean them?"... What I told him I was doing with the "medicine"(alcohol) when I tried to get them off before. I guess that sounded better than the duct tape.
I decided to try and smother them... I didn't have any vaseline, so I squished up some chapstick with some camphor antiseptic stuff(read something long ago about camphor and bugs*shrug*) and smeared that on them with a q-tip and put him to bed. This morning the three little ones were gone, but the seed tick still remains. I'll get him though... Little nasty.
I'm very aware of lyme disease... My sister caught it from a deer tick when she was a teenager, and I had it when I was three or four. I know all of the warning signs, and am keeping a very close eye on him for them. So far he is doing great... Doesn't even have any irritation from the bites he's gotten so far. The seed tick worries me because it has been, uh, hanging out*haha*, for a couple of days, but I have been watching it closely and there is no redness or rash. It will come off today though... I've been telling DP about the saga over the phone, and he is appalled that I would leave a bloodsucking creature on my son's bits... He said if it's not off when he shows up that it will be shortly, he won't stand for waiting on it to fall off.
He's coming to pick us up this evening, so that tick's days are numbered. I hope I can get it off before that though... I wouldn't want to have a tick on my parts either. *BLEH!*