Tell us about yourself!
The Chartes Towers railway station in Queensland Australia had a much simpler solution: They hung plastic snakes underneath their eaves. Not for everyone, I will admit.
My wife thought you remove ticks by putting turpentine on them. I had one at the top of the male equivalent of what my granddaughter used to call her "area". My wife spilled some of the turps. All I can say is DON'T use turps. Your method sounds much more interesting.