How To Remove a Tick With Tweezers

If you're into camping, hiking, backpacking, or just being outdoors in general, you're probably going to come across one of these nasty critters eventually. Ticks are nasty because they can occasionally carry diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme Disease which can be passed to someone who's been bitten. If you find one of these blood suckers latched on to you, do the following:

How to Remove a Tick With Tweezers

Removing a tick is straight forward but can take a bit of finesse.

Get the tweezers as close to your skin as possible

First you'll want to get your tweezers as close to your body as possible. You will want to grab this critter right above the point where it has latched on.

Get a good grip

Grab as much of the tick as you can before you start pulling. You don't want to rip it in half. Once you have a solid grip, pull straight up in a slow motion.

Can the tick's head come off inside me?

The head of a Tick will not come off inside of you. The teeth are what sinks into you and getting an infection from a dead tick's head stuck in your body is more of a myth.

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