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Skier, snowboarder, rock-climber, mountaineer, mountain-biker, cheese-lover and geek, stuck in London but longing for the mountains.


Jun
11
comment How should I remove a tick?
OK, in the absence of a tool or some thread, tweezers are better than nothing, but it's vital that they are sharp-nosed tweezers, and are only used to grip the tick as close to the host animal's skin as possible: lymediseaseaction.org.uk/about-ticks/tick-removal
Jun
11
comment How should I remove a tick?
The only way tweezers have any grip is by squeezing, so you run the risk of pumping the contents of the tick's body into the animal it's attached to, the same as if you squeezed it with your fingers. This is the single most important thing to avoid, as it's how diseases are transferred.
Jun
11
comment How should I remove a tick?
This is a terrible answer! You should never squeeze the tick, whether you're using fingers, tweezers or anything else. The only safe way to remove a tick is with a tool such as the tick key mentioned in another answer, or with a loop of thread.