It is important to use “fine-tipped” or “pointy” tweezers for the proper and effective removal of ticks for humans. Read more »
Removing an engorged tick
- Remove a tick as soon as you realize it is on you.
- Aggravating a tick by squeezing, burning or putting any substance on it can cause the tick to back out.
- Aggravating an engorged tick may cause it to inject its toxic saliva into you increasing the risk of a tick-borne disease in humans and pets.
- When the tick is agitated it will attach itself with greater determination.