LAST UPDATED: May 1st, 2015
Each hunting season, one of the dangers that hunters are faced with are ticks. An even bigger hazard is the safe removal of these parasitic arachnids. It’s well known that ticks can be infected with many different diseases, and along with that, there are an array of dangerous removal advice circulating the internet. Earth’s Balance offers a new kit in aiding the safe removal of a tick, and offers along with it, the ability to mail in that tick for a disease analysis!
With ticks becoming worse each year, Earth’s Balance, a leading brand in the natural pet solutions, brings their all-natural formulated Tick Releaser Spray & Mail-In Test Kit to outdoor enthusiasts for in-field removal and mail-in diagnostic disease testing.
The new Tick Releaser Spray & Mail-In Test Kit from Earth’s Balance is an all-encompassing solution. With an MSRP of $7.99, Tick Releaser Spray is made from natural oils, which helps in releasing embedded ticks. The kit provides not only a means to safely remove ticks, but also to send them in for one day diagnostic testing. Within 24 hours of receiving your tick you will have the information to either rule out the possibility of disease transmission or know if your tick carried any diseases. This information gives you peace of mind or allows you to seek medical attention faster than before. With your future outdoor adventures at risk, why take a chance with tick bites?
The perfect addition to your first aid and survival kits, the kit itself includes: releaser spray, tweezers, collection tube, alcohol prep pad and mail-in diagnostic testing order form. Simply spray, tweeze and collect. Then fill out the order form and mail the tick in for diagnostic testing.
“We understand sportsmen and women spend incredible amounts of time in heavy tick areas and need an aid to naturally release ticks as well as a reliable solution to know if their tick has diseases,” says Earth’s Balance President Pete Reid. “We are excited to provide the Tick Releaser Spray and Mail-In Test Kit to sportsmen and women through large and small sporting goods retailers, dealers and online retailers.”
The internet is replete with unsafe advice for tick removal. If handled the wrong way, the tick’s head can break off under the skin, potentially causing infection. Other methods that irritate the tick can cause it to release more saliva, increasing the chances of disease transmission.
Ticks can be submitted and tested for the following diseases: Anaplasma, Babesia, Ehrlichia, Lyme disease, Bartonella, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tularemia. Lab testing fees range from $25 for one disease up to $75 for a total panel of all seven diseases.