Experts predict this could be one of the worst tick seasons in history. Now a rare and deadly tick-borne disease far worse than Lyme has been found in the Tri-State. What is it? And how can you protect yourself? We’ll tell you!
How Do You Remove A Tick? Check Out These Two Videos Below To Find Out.
- 1. Using fine-pointed tweezers, grasp the tick at the place of attachment, as close to the skin as possible.
- 2. Gently pull the tick straight out with steady, even pressure. Do not squeeze, twist or jerk the tick.
- 3. Do not touch the tick with your bare hands.
- 4. Wash your hands with soap & water, apply rubbing alcohol or antiseptic to bite site.
- 5. Place tick in a zippered plastic bag with a moist cotton ball and bring it to your local health department or private lab for testing.
- 6. If a rash appears, take a photo, write down any symptoms you may have and call/visit your doctor immediately.
Video Source and Creators: Kathryn Rochon, Ph.D., The University of Manitoba
TickEncounter Resource Center