How to Safely Remove a Tick

Bit by a tick? Don’t panic! Here’s how to remove it!

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In the latest issue, we share a woman’s inspiring story on on her experience with Lyme disease. With tick bites on the rise in Canada, it’s important to know how to safely remove a tick if you or your pet have been bitten. Here’s how:

– Invest in an O’Tom Tick Twister. Position the hook facing the side of the tick, not the front or back, and slide the hook over to it until the tick is secured in between. Then slightly lift the hook and rotate it. The tick should detach itself after three turns.

51e8uAFyOOL._SL1500_– If you don’t have an O’Tom Tick Twister, use fine-tipped tweezers. Grab the tick as close to your skin as possible. Do not squeeze.

– In a steady and slow motion, pull the tick straight up.

– Enclose it in a container and have it tested by your doctor.

– Once the tick is removed, disinfect your skin and monitor it for any changes.

By Stephanie La Leggia

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