I have been lucky enough to never have found a tick on myself or any of our animals, but I know that day will come eventually and I want to be prepared. A friend of mine found this article on Facebook and shared it, so if it sounds like something you might want to try feel free.

This Tick removing method comes form a School Nurse who was told this method by a pediatrician, again I have not tried this method so proceed at your own risk. This method is especially nice because it can help you remove ticks from hard to reach places and in hair.

The Dr. said "Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time they used it which was frequently, and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.."

This method also avoids pulling the tick off, which can sometimes break the head off
which can get left under the skin so this is much safer.

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