With the number of ticks increasing in warm weather, why not buy one of these handy tools to remove ticks in a quick, effective way! Colours may vary. Pack of 2.
Why use the O’TOM / TICK TWISTER® to remove ticks?
It doesn’t leave the tick’s rostrum in the skin – It doesn’t squeeze the tick’s abdomen – It removes ticks of any size – It removes ticks from animals and people – It doesn’t need any chemical products (alcohol, ether,…) – It enables a quick and painless tick removal – It is unbreakable, hardwearing and indefinitely reusable
The O’TOM / TICK TWISTER® doesn’t leave the tick’s mouthparts
The tick’s rostrum (the part that is embedded in the skin and improperly referred to as “the tick’s head”) is covered with backward-pointing spikes that allow the tick to “anchor” in the skin. By pulling up on the tick, the spikes will rise and lock the rostrum in the skin. The tick may break leaving body parts resting on the skin and causing a painful inflammation, or an infection. By twisting, the spikes bend into the axis of rotation, and the tick is easily removed, without traction, decreasing the risks of breaking the rostrum.
The O’TOM / TICK TWISTER® doesn’t squeeze the tick’s abdomen
While removing a tick, it is essential not to compress it, reducing the risk of saliva back-flow. A tick’s saliva contains irritating substances and sometimes microorganisms that can lead to infections and/or allergies. Tweezers and other instruments exert a pressure on the tick.
Things you should know if you get bitten by a tick:
The tick must be removed correctly: do not squeeze the tick, do not burn it, do not try to kill the tick or put it to sleep with chemical products before removing it. You should never pull the tick. Instead, remove it with a twisting motion, without compressing it. If you get bitten, it is essential to remove the tick quickly. Ticks can carry very dangerous diseases; ticks only need a couple of hours to infect their host.
- Choose the most suitable hook according to the size of the tick.
- Engage the hook by approaching the tick from the side until it is held.
- Lift the hook very lightly and turn it The tick detaches by itself after 2 or 3 rotations.