Tick Twister is the favoured implement for the removal of ticks.
Tick Twister allows for safe tick removal from both humans and animals.
The Tick Twister cradles the body of the tick and doesn't exert pressure to either its mouth parts or its abdomen.
It can therefore be safely twisted in one direction (either clockwise or counter-clockwise), allowing the barbs on the tick's proboscis to be freed from the surrounding tissue.
The twisting action also helps to crack the special saliva cement that most hard-tick species secrete to fix themselves in.
Because the tool doesn't cause any compression to the body of the tick, it minimises the risk of back-flow of the tick's saliva and gut contents, and therefore helps to avoid disease transmission.
The Tick Twister is suitable for the removal of ticks from both humans and animals and can be disinfected with normal disinfectants or sterilised in an autoclave at 284 degrees F (140 degrees C), so is reusable.
The product is made from recyclable plastic, which can also be incinerated without pollution (no chlorine fumes during combustion).
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.
Colours and styles may vary.
Approximate Dimensions (Product): 7.5 x 4.8 x 1cm