Properly Remove A Tick With This Illustrated Guide

Properly Remove a Tick with this Illustrated Guide

One of the more dangerous summertime bugs is the tick, but fear not! The Art of Manliness has a handy illustrated guide to help you properly remove the blood-sucking pest.

You should use tweezers to grab the tick as close to the head as you can, or as close to your skin as possible, and gently pull it out. Then clean the bite with some rubbing alcohol and wash your hands.

Along with the illustrated guide, The Art of Manliness also shares some tips on prevention. Remember to always wear long-sleeved clothing when walking through dense bush or tall grass, use repellent with DEET, and check your clothing and body for ticks when you come back inside.

I've personally experienced the unfortunate bite of a tick and, trust me, it's no fun. Check out the complete illustrated guide at the link below.

How to Remove a Tick: An Illustrated Guide [The Art of Manliness]


Comments

    do we have ticks in Australia?

      Of course we do. It is under debate with local medical professionals, but apparently we also have lyme disease in Australia now as well!

      Up north they're pretty common. You see them hanging off dogs like great big fat great sultanas. It's disgusting.

        I'm in Melbourne, never been in a situation where I have seen one. Thanks.

    This is NOT the recommended way to remove ticks in Australia due to the types of ticks we have here. Complete information here http://www.allergy.org.au/patients/insect-allergy-bites-and-stings/tick-allergy

    More general article here http://theconversation.com/tackling-the-tricky-task-of-tick-removal-26306

    Generally I light a match, then blow in out. Quickly and whilst the match head is still hot place the hot match head on the tick - it releases hold very quickly and falls off your skin. That technique was the only benefit I got from the days when I smoked!

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