Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 4, 2018

How To Remove Ticks & Prevent Bites

ScienceDaily reports on how to remove a tick and prevent future bites

As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public’s risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus and alpha-gal syndrome —- a mysterious red meat allergy -— are among the most serious.

Read full story at How to remove a tick and prevent future bites


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  1. FWIW, I like to use nail clippers instead of tweezers. You can get a better grip, but you do need to be careful not to press too hard and actually cut the tick in two.

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