"Remove a tick from your skin as soon as you notice it. Use fine-tipped tweezers to firmly grasp the tick very close to your skin. With a steady motion, pull the tick’s body away from your skin. Then clean your skin with soap and warm water. Throw the dead tick away with your household trash.
Avoid crushing the tick’s body. Do not be alarmed if the tick’s mouthparts remain in the skin. Once the mouthparts are removed from the rest of the tick, it can no longer transmit the Lyme disease bacteria. If you accidentally crush the tick, clean your skin with soap and warm water or alcohol."
Most of us are going to be outside more this weekend for INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebrations. We need to be cautious about getting ticks and removing them if they become attached. The above photo directs you to the ideal way to remove a tick.
I have heard a zillion ways to safely remove an attached tick. When I was a child, we would always strike a match, blow it out and press the hot ember on the tick. Supposedly that would cause the tick to let go and begin backing out.
Many people put nail polish remover on the tick to remove it, some use Vaseline to smother the tick and some might actually brush clean nail polish over the tick to remove it.
Does your family have an interesting way to remove ticks?
Be sure and spray insect repellent on your and your family before going outside and have a HEALTHY, HAPPY AND SAFE 4th OF JULY WEEKEND.