How to Remove a Tick When Camping - Chemical Free
What is more fun than camping in the great outdoors with family and friends? The feel of the open air, enveloped by nature, and the adventures to come! How do you top that? You add a pet into the mix, and away you go! Pets are the best companions for adventures, so keeping them safe is paramount. The great outdoors means vigilance when it comes to ticks.
Ticks love the outdoors and use that habitat as their launching pad when sourcing blood hosts, both animal and human. Ticks can become an issue for you and your family as they can attach and transmit tick-borne diseases to your beloved pets. Education and preparation are key in warding off tick-borne diseases. It is for this reason that pet owners must educate themselves on the types of ticks that may be present at their next camping location, and, they must also be prepared to remove a tick immediately. You have approximately twenty-four to thirty-six hours to remove a tick before tick-borne disease transmission may occur.
Forced tick removal methods, such as tweezers or matches, are unable to gently stun the entire tick, prompting it to fully release from its host (including mouthparts!). In fact, the forced methods may actually cause the tick to fall away, and move on to its next host! TickZapper® can handle all of your tick removal needs, without the risk of human contact. Lightweight (1 oz.) and self-energizing means it is battery free, always ready, and fits easily into your pocket or beach bag as you head out on your next adventure! Looking for more information about ticks and tick-borne diseases within the United States? See our Regional Tick Info Page! Read on to learn more.
Be Prepared, Not Scared
There are two items to remember when camping with your pets…immediately after completing outdoor activities, do a thorough tick check…and keep your self-energizing (no batteries – always ready!) TickZapper® on hand for immediate and safe tick removal –on the spot. Tick checks take very little time and effort, and can prevent the spread of dangerous tick-borne diseases. Read on to learn more.
Conducting a Thorough Tick Check
Performing a thorough tick check is vital, regardless of the season! By the time a tick has engorged itself on a host, it can look suspiciously like a wart or skin tag. Use your fingers to slowly and carefully feel for small bumps on your animal’s skin surface, beneath their fur. If you've found white, gray, or light-brownish mass on the animal’s skin, check at the base of the mass, where it will be flush. If the mass is indeed a tick, you'll find the mouthparts burrowed in the animal’s skin, as well as four pair of legs, nearby. The six primary areas to check for ticks, after outdoor activities, are as follows: inside of ears, between toes, under the tail, in the genital regions, around eyelids, and under the collar. Click here to learn more.
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If you enjoy camping, you’ll need to be prepared with a safe and immediate tick removal tool… one that will remove the mouthparts as well as the body – without the risk of human contact – on the spot! Want to learn more about why TickZapper® is the best tick removal tool for your pet’s camping experience? We invite you to explore our website for helpful resources and information You can order your very own revolutionary TickZapper® here. Enjoy a Risk Free, Thirty-Day Money Back Guarantee, FREE Shipping, and a One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty!