How to remove a tick?

by Statcare Urgent Medical Care

How to remove a tick?

  1. Using tweezers, grasp the tick near the mouth parts, as close to the skin as possible.
  2. Pull the tick in a steady, upward motion away from skin.
  3. Do not use kerosone, matches or petroleum jelly to remove tick.
  4. Disinfect site with soap and water or hydrogen peroxide.
  5. Record date and location of tick bite.
  6. Dispose a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag, wrapping it tightly in tape or flushing it down the toilet. Never crush a tick with your fingers.