How to Remove a Tick
You can try to avoid ticks by avoiding wooded and bushy areas with high grass and leaves. You can also apply insect repellents that contain DEET or Permethrin. You could also try to avoid ticks by wearing light colored clothes, long pants, a long-sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes.
If you do get a tick on your body, you need to know the proper way to remove the tick. Use tweezers with a fine tip to grab the tick as close to the skin as possible. Pull upward with a smooth motion. You don’t want to leave the mouth-parts in your skin. You also do not want to squash the tick.
When the tick is removed, wash the area with soap and water. Call your doctor ASAP if you develop a rash, headache, pain or fever.
Thanks to the CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for this important information.
If you find a tick in your home or think you have ticks in your yard, contact a licensed pest professional who can inspect and recommend a course of action to reduce or eliminate ticks on your property. Suburban Exterminating can help fellow Long Islanders at (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900.