The Tick Key is a small flat device that helps you completely remove ticks. The Tick Key works by using forward leverage to remote the whole tick, head and all, without you having to touch the parasite. Removing a tick with your fingers or tweezers can risk crushing the tick and forcing infective fluids from the tick into the host, you want to avoid having the tick or any of it's fluids contact your skin at any time.
The anodized aluminium Tick Key is strong, small and virtually flat, allowing you to store the Tick Key in your wallet, on your keyring or on your dog's lead. Keep the Tick Key handy for quick, prompt tick removal.
To use the Tick Key, simply:
1. Place the key over the tick in the tear-drop hole.
2. Slide the tick into the specially tapered slot.
3. Pull key away from skin. Tick is removed, head and all. Disinfect Tick Key after each use.
In many cases, a tick is likely to be carrying pathogens that may be harmful to humans and pets. Tick saliva or blood is something you don't want on your skin. Pulling on a tick, even with tweezers can tear the mouth parts from the body of the tick and leave embedded parts in the host.
This can force infective body bluids through the mouth parts of the tick into the host.
Applying any substances, such as petroleum jelly, nail polish remover, repellents, or a lighted match may upset or harm the tick almost always causing the tick to vomit the contents of its stomach back into the host. No matter how badly a tick may want to remove itself, it is not capable of doing so quickly. Ticks can live without air for long perdios; attempts to smother it may oallow disease transmission for hours.