Tick Removal and Treatment

Remove the Tick and SAVE IT!  Place in plastic bag and TEST THAT TICK

The CDC outlines the most effective way to remove a tick from your body or the body of a family member. The only tool you will need it a pair of fine-tipped tweezers. You should grasp the tick body as close to the skin as possible with the tweezers and pull steadily upward without twisting or jerking the tick. It is important to be sure to remove the head and mouth-parts as well.

Once the tick is removed, SAVE IT in a plastic bag, and TEST THAT TICK. You should also contact your doctor to discuss what symptoms to be aware of, and a potential course of treatment.

Here are some local resources if you aren’t sure where to seek treatment.