Tick Removal Tools, Tick Prevention and Protection
Fast and clean tick removal is important. The quicker you remove the tick, the less likelihood there is of any tick disease being picked up.
Why is tick removal important? Because ticks can cause serious disease including the dreadful lymes disease. The UK tick population seems to increase year after year. Whether this is due to global warming, the soar in deer population, or warmer winters, or whether it's because more of us are out and about with our dogs, would be interesting to find out, and the scientists are working hard to determine what we can do about ticks.
Sometimes, we are just flooded with too much information, and there is certainly plenty of tick removal information on the web. We are here therefore to keep things simple. There are 3 things we need to consider when thinking about ticks:
- Tick Removal - using the best tools
- Tick Prevention - being sensible
- Tick Protection - using insect repellent or dog tick and flea treatments.
How to remove a tick:
The Tick Twister is the simplest tool we have found to remove a tick, from dogs, pets, or people.
We also like the tick card - it's a credit card shaped tick removal tool - keep it in your wallet and never be without a safe tick removal tool.
And, please follow the links here for more information on tick removal, prevention and protection for
There's more information on how not to remove a tick here.
Depending on how bad ticks are in your local area, you may want to look into tick prevention...>more on tick prevention for dogs. To prevent ticks on dogs and cats, you may want to look at using one of the various tick prevention treatments. There are many available - how do you choose? The best advice has to be to speak with your vet in the first instance. Then you can be sure of being properly informed to make the right decisions.
But, we humans can't pre-treat ourselves to prevent tick biting. We can dress sensibly, and we can consider our garden layout, or what path we choose on a walk >more
Look out for Tick Prevention Week - last week in March....>more
Ticks are very dangerous disease carrying parasites. There are no vaccines available to combat tick diseases in the UK. Protection is the only solution ...more>