When removing ticks from the skin, take great care to remove the whole tick. We recommend using tweezers, as they are the most efficient. If you don’t have tweezers and need to remove a tick, it is important to wash your hand prior to removal. Grip the tick as close as possible to the tip of the head and pull, making sure the mouthparts are also thoroughly removed from the victim’s skin. Once removed, isolate the specimen inside a bottle with a lid. Wash your hands and the affected area. If the victim has medical concerns, he or she should see a medical doctor.
Inspect your pets regularly to reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases. Remove feeding ticks immediately. You veterinarian offers many treatments to help control ticks on your pets.
Control and Prevention
Ticks seek safety in hidden locations. We recommend that you repair any crevices or gaps and keep grass cut short to discourage infestations. We also recommend disposing of all empty bird and rodent nesting materials, as ticks will readily infest these items. We recommended that if you are experiencing a tick infestation to contact a pest control professional to arrange for a consultation. Professionals are trained not only to address current infestations but also to prevent future infestations.