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Tick-Key Safe Tick Removal

 

How Not To Remove Ticks

Don't Remove Ticks With Your Fingers. In many cases a tick is likely to be carrying pathogens such as
lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, or rocky mountain spotted fever and others that are harmful to humans and pets. Tick saliva or blood is something you don't want on your skin. Pulling on a tick, even with tweezers, can tear the mouth parts from the body
of the tick and leave embedded parts in the host.

Don't Squeeze, Crush or Squash An Attached Tick.
This can force spirochete and other infective body fluids through the mouth parts of the tick into the host.

Don't Apply Substances To A Tick.

Applying any substances, such as petroleum jelly, fingernail polish
remover, repellents, or a lighted match that upset or harm the tick almost always cause the tick to vomit the
contents of its stomach back into the host. No matter how badly a tick may want to remove itself, it is not
capable of doing so quickly. Ticks can live without air for long periods; attempts to smother it can allow
disease transmission for hours.

Checking Your Pet

Checking for ticks is similar to checking your pet for fleas.  While it's important to check your animal from head to toe, pay special attention to the underbelly, the base of the tail, the muzzle and inside ear flaps as these are areas toward which ticks will migrate.  If you find ticks during your search you can use the Tick-Key safely to remove the ticks without need to  handle them directly and to minimize the likelihood of injuring the tick which can, as has been discussed, result in the tick's releasing their possibly infectious stomach contents into the host.   Once the tick has been removed and contained the area of attachment should be washed clean and sterilized and hands should likewise be washed.

Unlike fleas, ticks cannot jump onto you or your pet; ticks wait for a host to pass by and make contact with the object on which they're waiting.  Ticks can, however, pass from animal to human, and vice versa, through direct contact or from furniture or carpet or bedding.  Outdoors ticks tend to be found in long grass, brush, log, wood and leaf piles, and they can also be found in your lawn.  A few of the more common vectors of ticks in the urban yard include rabbits, raccoons, skunks, birds, stray and free-roaming animals.

Once you have located and removed any ticks if it's possible safely to keep the tick most municipalities in North America would like you to keep the tick and to contact the local health officer as this helps them monitor the geographic migration of ticks, the species and the spread of tick-born diseases. 



TICK-KEY is the only tick removal device on the planet that uses natural forward leverage to remove the
entire tick, head and all, quickly and safely without touching or squishing even the toughest engorged
ticks. Tick-key is 99.9% effective on the safe removal of all sizes and types of ticks from people and pets.


Please Note: Shipping Policy in Regards to Non-Canadian Residents
 Shipping our products outside of Canada in regards to customs is at the buyer's own risk due to the fact that every region/state varies regarding import regulations. Creature Comfort will not be held responsible or liable for any problems that result at your local customs office, nor for any customs duties or taxes that arise from your local customs office.  If customs duties are assessed, these are in addition to your shipping charges and must be paid directly by you. No refunds will be given for items that are seized at your local customs office.
We will also not be held responsible for any additional fees the local carrier in your country may charge.

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