Tick Removal with the Tick Nipper
Posted on June 20 2014
I’m sure that by now you’ve probably seen the warnings or noticed firsthand just how bad the ticks have been lately. Experts explain that removing ticks within the first 24 hours significantly reduces the likelihood of being infected with any of the diseases that ticks can carry. While there are a number of different products on the market for removing ticks, the Tick Nipper is by far one of the safest and most effective tools that we’ve found…and it’s much safer than using tweezers to pull out ticks.
Ticks tend to bury themselves into the skin – of both humans and pets alike – can leave behind an array of diseases and microbes that they inject into the wound bite. According to theticknipper.com, ticks can be compared to tiny eye-droppers, that when squeezed release their diseases and microbes into the victim’s skin. As such, using tweezers to extract ticks can be quite risky. Tweezers have a tendency to squeeze ticks and the twisting/pinching can cause parts of the tick to break off and be left behind in the skin.
The Tick Nipper has long thin jaws that slide under ticks of any size and have stoppers that prevent the tick from being pinched or cut, no matter how hard you squeeze it. Another benefit of using the Tick Nipper is that users are able to successfully remove ticks without ever having to touch the tick! The bowl-shaped jaws are uniquely designed to cradle the tick until it’s disposed of.
In addition to being intuitively designed to fully extract ticks without pinching them and causing them to release the harmful pathogens back into the wound, the Tick Nipper also has a 20X magnification lens strategically positioned in the hub to help ensure that users can clearly visualize the tick and perform a close examination after the removal to verify that the tick has been completely removed without leaving behind any parts of the tick.
After removing any ticks the CDC urges closely monitoring the sight and keeping an eye out for any signs of a rashes or fevers in the weeks following the tick bite. It’s important to seek medical attention if a rash or fever develops.
Help keep your pets and family safe by watching for ticks, wearing protective clothing and bug spray, and stocking your first aid kits with a Tick Nipper!