Tick Removal Tools
Use these tick tweezers and tick remover tools for tick disease prevention against Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and other tick-borne illnesses derived from deer ticks.
Once you spot the tick, it is critical that you remove it at once. The sooner the better to prevent Lyme! Remember, you will have less than 48 hours to remove the tick before the possible transmission of Lyme Disease. (Symptoms of Lyme can show weeks or months after a tick bite.)
While Lyme Disease is the most well-known tick disease, it is not the only concern for humans and pets. Here are the most common tick-borne diseases in the United States:
- Lyme Disease (Affects 300,000 individuals each year!)
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Here's How To Remove a tick from yourself; children and pets.
1) Purchase a Tick Removal Tool from DeerFence.com (found below). Household tweezers may not be strong enough to successfully remove the tick.
2) Disinfect the tick-biting area with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
3) Pull the tick straight up. Be sure that the head and body both comes out completely. (Remember: Tick-borne disease transmission is not possible without the tick's head as this is what is burrowed inside the skin.) Do not rush the process so the tick's body does not break apart. If it does break for any reason, remove the broken parts from the infected area - do not leave the remaining body parts attached to your skin.
4) Disinfect the tick-biting area with rubbing alcohol one final time.
5) Place the tick in a sealed container. Store in refrigerator if it is alive, and the freezer if it is dead.
One the tick is dis-engorged from the skin, take the deer tick to a doctor or a laboratory for evaluation. Individuals should be tested for Lyme Disease, as well.
If you are wondering how to prevent ticks in the yard, install deer fencing.