Removing a tick from a person as soon as you can is very important to reduce the chance of catching Lyme disease, a serious illness which left untreated can be difficult to cure.
The video below shows how to use the O’Tom Tick Twister but read the instructions too just to be on the safe side. You can support the charity, Lyme Disease Action, by buying these and insect repellent through their shop.
Although removing a tick with tweezers is possible it’s better to use a specialist tick removing tool if you have one. Tweezers squeeze the tick which could make it regurgitate its stomach contents into the bite passing on bacteria if it’s infected.
To remove ticks from dogs and cats, the safest and most efficient way is to use a specially-designed tick tool like the O’Tom Tick Twister which can be used on both people and animals.
If you own a business or let out a holiday property in the Highland and Islands of Scotland, help spread awareness about the dangers of ticks and how to remove them by displaying this poster kindly provided free of charge by Lyme Disease Action on your noticeboard or in your property info folder.