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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can you remove small ticks with the remover?
  • Can it be used both on animals and humans?
  • Are you supposed to pull or twist the tick away?
    You can do it either way but it is best to twist. Tests on more than 500 ticks has shown that if you pull, 87% of the ticks are damaged, if you twist 11% are damaged. The tick has a lot of barbs on its suction instrument (hypostome). The barbs and the tickssss glue will release best if you twist it away, and the risk to damage the tick is decreased.
  • If there are residues from the tick left in the skin, what shall I do?
  • How do I dispose of the tick after the removal?
  • It is possible to remove ticks with your fingers. Why use a remover?
  • How can you clean the remover pen after use?
  • If the catch loop breaks, is it replaceable?
  • How big ticks can be removed with the tickremover? "I have seen huge ticks!"
  • Ticks are not supposed to transfer diseases until after 48 hours, is that true?
  • How do you take the remover apart for recycling?