Quick Tip #25: How to Safely Remove a Tick

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Contrary to popular myth, the best way to remove a tick isn't with a hot match or liquid soap. Use a fine pair of TWEEZERS, and get as close to the skin as possible before pulling the tick straight out. Try not to twist as you remove. Clean the area afterwards with some alcohol or soap, and watch for any sign of infection in the coming days.


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When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.