Ticks are out and if you have a hard time removing them from yourself, the kids or your pet, here are two tools that work great.
Actually, I have both and found each one to work well. Both tools have little slots that get between the tick and the skin and dislodge the critter without squishing it.
What I really like about Ticked Off is the spoon. Once you secure the tick in the slot and pull it out, the tick is in the spoon. It doesn't fall out anywhere and get lost.
Tick Off sells for around $6.99 at outdoor stores. For more information, look HERE
The Tick Key is also easy to use. I think its slot, which separates the tick from the skin, is easier to use and detaches the tick more readily. However, there is no cup to keep the tick contained and sometimes it gets loose or falls to the ground.
The Tick Key sells for about $6. Get more information HERE
Like I said, both tools work well. You can decide for yourself. They are worth every penny.
Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman