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Tick Removal:
If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively.

How to remove a tick:
Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible.
Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don't twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.
Dispose of a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet. Never crush a tick with your fingers.
Avoid folklore remedies such as "painting" the tick with nail polish or petroleum jelly, or using heat to make the tick detach from the skin. Your goal is to remove the tick as quickly as possible–not waiting for it to detach.

If you develop a rash or fever within several weeks of removing a tick, see your doctor. Be sure to tell the doctor about your recent tick bite, when the bite occurred, and where you most likely acquired the tick.


1. Know where to expect ticks - areas of dense vegetation encourage the pest.
2. Use a repellent - reapply regularly when the weather is humid or if you are swimming.
3. Dress to deter ticks - choose clothes with elastic or drawstrings and tuck long trousers into socks.
4. Take a walking stick with you - tap vegetation ahead of you to knock off any waiting ticks.
5. Do the tick check - when you are out for the day, a quick inspection on clothing and exposed skin can help to detect ticks before they attach.
6. Carry a tick remover - this helps to remove them sooner, lessening the chance of disease transmission.
7. Dispose of ticks safely - wrap and squash it in a tissue and flush it or dispose of it in a bin.
8. Don't bring ticks home - check clothing and pets first.
9. Protect your pets - tick-control products that are 'spot on' or 'spray on' are available.
10. Deter ticks from your garden - ticks thrive in humid environments and avoid sunny, dry areas.