Protect yourself

Let's review. Find a tick, take it off... SAFELY. Use pointy tweezers to grab it firmly right where the mouthparts enter the skin and pull the tick out slowly. TickEase and ProTickMe are two brands of pointy tweezers that work well and are inexpensive, too.

How NOT to remove a tick

Our testing staff at TickEncounter have tried more than a dozen reportedly foolproof methods for tick removal. The most suggested method we hear is to burn the tick off with a match or cigarette. Learn why this is incorrect!

How NOT to Remove a Tick