Removing ticks safely
In the United States and UK , millions of tick bites are registered each year. Hundreds of thousands bites cause infection. 1 in 4 ticks is infected with the Borrelia bacteria, the cause of Lyme disease. Without treatment, Lyme disease can lead to severe health problems, such as joint pain, arrhythmias and nervous system disorders.
Because a tick attaches itself to your skin with little hooks, it is difficult to remove. Picking it with your nails or with tweezers is not safe and there is a chance you will only partly remove the tick. With the right tools, it is quite easy to remove the entire tick from your skin.
Bitten by a tick
Have you discovered a tick? You can easily remove the entire tick with a tick remover or our tick 2 go. Make sure you always have tick pincers nearby in order to remove a tick as soon as possible. This will reduce the risk of infection. Never try to remove a tick with your hand, nails, fire or alcohol. You run the risk of only partly removing the tick or causing the tick to leave saliva due to shock, which increases the risk of infection.
It is important to remove the tick as soon as possible, within 8 hours, with tick pincers. Disinfect the tick bite with alcohol. If you remove the tick with tick pincers within 8 hours, the risk of infection with Lyme disease will be minimal.
tick remover and tick 2 go
Easily remove the tick, within 8 hours, with our Tick Remover. The tick remover is mainly suitable for adult ticks. Small ticks and nymphs may be too small to be removed by the tick pen.
Preventing tick bites
Prevention is better than cure. That’s why, in addition to tick removers and tick 2 go, Care Plus® has products that protect against tick and mosquito bites. You can use Anti-Insect with or without DEET on exposed skin. We also have Bugsox that protect your ankles and legs. And we have several tips that will reduce the chances of being bitten.
The active ingredient DEET is the most effective protection against (tropical) mosquitos and ticks. The percentage is decisive for the duration of action.
Made with natural lemon eucalyptus extracts and does not contain DEET. Natural can be used for children from 3 months.