Tick on Tweezers


Everyone seems to have their own opinion on how to remove a tick.  Some people just grab it and pull it off, some people use a match and burn it off, some people use tweezers.

According to health officials, such as the Centers for Disease Control , the proper way to remove a tick is with tweezers.

If you grab the tick with your fingers and pull it off, there is a chance you will crush the tick.  Which causes the bodily fluids of the tick to be forced into the persons skin. Any infections the tick was carrying is then injected into the victim.

Diseases ticks can carry:
Lyme Disease
Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness
Babesiosis
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

This video was filmed on a hiking trip in 2008.


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