What’s the Best Way to Remove Ticks?

When I hear talk about Lyme Disease I immediately think about an old friend from high school. Her name is Lisa, and to this day she struggles with what has been thought to be the worst case of Lyme Disease in the country. It all started with a tick bite over twenty years ago. More recently, another friend just got out of the hospital after a nasty 3 days battling what the doctor is calling Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever…from a tick bite. Depending on where you live and spend time outdoors, ticks can be a threat to you and the ones you love. In addition to Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, other tick-borne diseases include: Anaplasma, Babesia, Ehrlichia, Bartonella, and Tularemia.

Ticks are tiny little blood suckers, but the impact they can have on the physical health of you or your family can be huge.

Ticks are tiny little blood suckers, but the impact they can have on the physical health of you or your family can be huge.

Many folks handle an attached tick by simply grabbing a pair of tweezers and ripping the little blood-suckers from their skin. But there is danger in this method. The video below describes that when you squeeze a live tick from your skin, all its contents can be squeezed right into your blood stream.

So what’s the best way to remove ticks? The key is to make that tick release prior to removal from the skin. And one company is making that job a little easier with a simple, all-in-one kit designed for tick removal and the prevention of tick-borne diseases for you or your pet.

The Tick Releaser kit is a great option to keep around hunting camp, in the truck, your backpack, or wherever your adventures take you in tick country.

The Tick Releaser kit is a great option to keep around hunting camp, in the truck, your backpack, or wherever your adventures take you in tick country.

Earth’s Balance offers their Tick Releaser Spray, made with all-natural ingredients, and Mail-In Test Kit to aid you in removal of ticks and to submit for diagnostic testing for disease. The toxin free formula is safe for your family and your pets. The Tick Releaser Spray is a simple solution for quickly removing ticks, safely and intact. You apply the spray 2-3 times on the attached tick then wait for the tick to back out of the skin. Once released, you simply remove the tick with the tweezers and place in the collection tube to submit for testing. The kit includes releaser spray, tweezers, collection tube, alcohol prep pad and order form.

They key for tick removal is to ensure that you remove the tick fully intact. The Releaser spray is designed to help you do just that.

The key for tick removal is to ensure that you remove the tick completely intact. The Releaser spray is designed to help you do just that.

Testing is guaranteed to be 99.9% accurate and are performed and provided by Research Associates Laboratory, Inc. The company can detect the most common tick-borne diseases in less than 24 hours after receiving tick(s). Up to five ticks can be submitted for testing per each test indicated.

There’s lots of information online designed to better educate the public on the dangers of tick-borne diseases. Take the time to checkout these resources and be prepared when you discover a tick bite on you or a family member.

The TickEncounter Resource Center has an interactive website that allows you to research a variety of tick species and to discover exactly which ones live in your part of the country through their Tick ID Chart seen below. www.tickencounter.org

Tick Identification is important as different species are prone to varying diseases. Be sure to know which ones live in your neck of the woods.

Tick Identification is important as different species are prone to varying diseases. Be sure to know which ones live in your neck of the woods.

Why take chances with tick-borne diseases? If you spend time hunting, camping, hiking, or just hanging out in the woods during the warmer months, sooner or later the ticks will find you. Be prepared. Know what to do to ensure you and your family avoids illness from tick-borne diseases. Try the Tick Releaser Spray from Earth’s Balance this season. www.earthsbalance.com

Brodie Swisher

Brodie Swisher

Editorial Manager at Bowhunting.com
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
Brodie Swisher

Comments

  1. Cal Griffiths says:

    Awesome article. Great advice…I will use this as I had over 25 tick bites this year…

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  2. I have found that using, specifically, Dawn dishwashing soap on a wet cotton ball works incredibly well. Rub the soapy cotton ball over the tick in a clockwise motion 10-15 times and then reverse in a counter-clockwise motion. Some ticks come off within a few swirls, some take longer. Eventually, they all come out and are completely dead.

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