Incorrect removal of a tick can result in:
- The tick’s mouth parts being left behind in the skin.
- Compression of the tick’s body.
- Puncturing of the tick’s body.
- Injury and irritation to the tick.
The Tick Removal Tool Kit is designed to cradle the body of the tick and to not exert pressure on either its mouth parts or its body. It can therefore be safely twisted in one direction, which allows the barbs on the tick’s mouthpart to be freed from the surrounding tissue. The twisting action also helps to crack the special saliva cement. The tool doesn’t cause any compression to the body of the tick and so it minimises the risk of back-flow of the tick’s saliva and gut contents, and therefore helps to avoid disease transmission.