The Tick Twister is the safest, easiest way to remove ticks from the skin of people, dogs, horses, cats, and anything else that will sit still for a few seconds. It was invented by a French veterinarian and is now used throughout the world. Simply select the appropriately-sized Tick Twister (for smaller or larger ticks - both sizes included), wedge the claw between the tick and your skin (just like getting a hammer claw under the head of a nail), and rotate in a circular motion - the tick comes right out!
Note: Contrary to popular belief, you DO NOT want to apply substances like petroleum jelly, finger nail polish or remover, repellents, pesticides, or a lit match to the tick while it is attached. These materials are either ineffective, or worse, could agitate the tick and cause it to force more infective fluid into the wound.
Why Does the Tick Twister Work So Well?
- By not compressing the tick's body, you avoid potentially forcing infective fluid through its mouth and into the wound.
- By rotating the tick instead of pulling it, you leave the tick's mouth parts in tact as it's removed from your skin. The part of the tick's mouth that pierces your skin is covered in sharp, backward-facing barbs like a harpoon. These barbs can break off and stay embedded in your skin if the tick is pulled straight out.
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