How to Remove A Tick and Dispose Of It Properly

If you spend any time in the woods, or even the grass in your backyard, you should know how to properly remove a tick. If a tick is left in your skin for more than 36 hours, it puts you at risk for Lyme disease. According to the CDC, although there are many species, ticks can be found across most of America.

The most important step for avoiding any effects of a tick bite is to do a thorough tick check after spending time outdoors, even your backyard. Don't be content looking at your arms and ankles, ticks often attach in hard to reach places like the armpit or groin, including beneath your clothing. Showering after a day in the yard is often a great time to do this check. For hard to see places, like your back, use a mirror or ask a friend to look for you. If you do find a tick, remove it quickly.