Friday, May 8, 2015

Tick Key

I saw this really cool thing at the store the other day.  It is a tool for removing ticks.

We put Frontline on our pets and spray OFF! on ourselves, but every once in awhile one gets through these defenses.

Then I get out the tweezers.  It is important to grab the head of the tick with the tweezers and not the body.  Squeezing the body forces everything in said body into YOUR body.  Gross.

When you try to remove a tick from a pet, you have to try to push all the hair out of the way so you only get the tick and don't pull out a bunch of pet hair.  They don't like that. Try getting a cat to sit still for a long time while you isolate a tick and then pull it out.  Not easy.


But this Tick Key looks like it will do the trick.  You slide it over the body until the notch catches the tick and then pull it out.  Sounds easy.

I am not willing to go roll in the grass to get a tick in order to try it out. But the next man or beast to get one will be my first guinea pig.  Here's hoping we don't have to use it, but if we do, I'm ready.

Have Tick Key, Will Travel!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I will have to look for one of these. We have tried everything, but as our vet says, ticks can make it through most anything.