2Pcs/Set Yellow Plastic Portable Louse & Flea Scratching Remover Hook Tool

2Pcs/Set Yellow Plastic Portable Tick Remover Hook

Regular price $4.99

Light, portable and convenient scratcher & flea remover. 

  • Can be used on horses, dogs, cats or even you! (But always clean and sterilize between uses)
  • Choose the appropriate size of hook and then hook around the tick, twist and pull to remove in one quick motion, remembering that you want to remove all body parts quickly to prevent it releasing additional saliva or regurgitating its stomach contents into your bite wound - please see below for more details
  • Comes in a pack of 2 with one large (5.2cm) and one small (4.8cm)
  • Remember! Please, please, please always see the doctor or call the vet ASAP after you have found a tick and they can spread infectious disease such as Lyme. 

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Full explanation of how to remove a tick and what to do afterwards

You want to remove the tick quickly in one motion and to remove all parts of the tick's body in the first pull and thus preventing it from releasing additional saliva or regurgitating its stomach contents into your bite wound, which can result in Lyme disease. 

  • DO start by cleansing the tweezers/tool with antiseptic. After tick removal, cleanse the bite site and the tool with antiseptic.
  • DO wash hands thoroughly afterwards.
  • DO save the tick in a container in case a doctor asks for evidence that you have been bitten (label it with dateand location).
  • DO NOT squeeze the body of the tick, as this may cause the head and body to separate, leaving the head embedded in your skin.
  • DO NOT use your fingernails to remove a tick. Infection can enter via any breaks in your skin, e.g. close to the fingernail.
  • DO NOT crush the tick's body, as this may cause it to regurgitate its infected stomach contents into the bite wound.
  • DO NOT try to burn the tick off, apply petroleum jelly, nail polish or any other chemical. Any of these methods can cause discomfort to the tick, resulting in regurgitation, or saliva release.

When disposing of the tick, be aware that engorged ticks will contain potentially infected blood, which may splatter when crushed. So please do not crush the tick with your fingers and do not allow the crushed tick or the blood it carried to contact your skin!