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Orders placed before 1pm are dispatched the same day* - DPD next working day deliveries are delivered Monday - Friday
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THE ESSENTIAL TICK REMOVER TOOL

Benefits of Tick Twister® tick removers

• One of the safest methods of complete tick removal

• Won't squeeze the tick or leave mouthparts behind

• Quick, painless, and easy to use

• Easily disinfected or sterilised - use it anytime you need it!

• Made of recyclable plastic

• 2 or 3 hooks included for different sized ticks

How to use Tick Twister® to remove a tick

Instructions for tick removal

Although not every tick carries disease, immediate removal of an attached tick is recommended.

DO NOT use petroleum jelly, any liquid solutions, or freeze / burn the tick, as this is likely to stimulate it to regurgitate (vomit) saliva and stomach contents, increasing the chance of infection.

1. Ideally, wear rubber / plastic gloves. Choose the most suitable Tick Twister® tool, according to the size of the tick.

2. Engage the tool by approaching the tick from the side (the body of the tick is flat when unfed) until it is held securely.

3. Lift the tool very lightly and TURN IT (clockwise or counter-clockwise). The tick detaches itself after 2-3 rotations. Do not pull the tick, lever it (like a crowbar), or twist in one direction then the other.

4. After removing the tick, disinfect the bite site and wash hands with soap and water.

You may want to save the tick for identification in case the person or animal the tick was attached to becomes ill. You can store it in a sealed plastic grip seal bag in your freezer.

If you don’t want to keep the tick, the best way to dispose of it is to place it in a tissue and squash it. Then flush the tissue down the toilet or dispose of it in a dustbin.

MORE INFO

NEVER

Never SMOTHER THE IN ANY SUBSTANCE icon
Smother the in any substance

This can stress
the tick, causing it to regurgitate

Never TRY TO BURN THE TICK icon
try to Burn the tick

Heat makes the tick salivate, increasing exposure to pathogens

Never USE YOUR FINGERS TO PULL THE TICK icon
Use your fingers to pull the tick

Infection may enter
via any breaks in your skin

Never SQUEEZE THE BODY OF A TICK icon
Squeeze the body of a tick

the head and body may separate, leaving the head embedded in skin

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

How to recognise a tick

Ticks are small parasites that are closely related to spiders and mites.

Ticks do not have wings to fly. They also cannot jump. They travel by walking on the ground and up plants. They then latch onto a passing or resting host by using special hooks on their legs.

Ticks vary in colour (ranging from reddish to dark brown or black), and differ in size, depending on the species, age and sex of the tick, and whether it has fed.

Tick Size

Unfed adult: Aprroximately 2.5mm-3mm
Unfed nymph: Approximately 1.5mm
Larvae: Approximately 0.5mm

A tick that has been fed will be much larger and resemble a pink or blue-black balloon. They will often protrude from the pet's fur. They may have been attached and feeding for several days at this point.