Ticks are blood-sucking parasites which feed on all manner of wildlife, livestock, domestic pets and humans. They are responsible for the transmission of more cases of human disease than any other arthropod vectors in North America and Europe. Cases of Borreliosis (Lyme Disease) have more than doubled in England and Wales since 2001, and have trebled in Scotland. Why is it important to remove ticks correctly? Infective organisms can reside in the saliva glands and intestines of ticks. Compressing a ticks body can cause it saliva and gut contents to be squeezed back into the blood stream of the host. Causing injury or burning, or by smothering it in substances such as spirits or petroleum jelly, can cause it to regurgitate fluids which may contain infestive organisms. Using fiddly or poorly-designed devices can prolong removal, allowing regurgitation to occur, or it can cause compression to the tick, resulting in back flow of fluids. Some implements can break off the tick's mouth parts, which can result in localised infection, abscesses and scarring
It doesn't compress the abdomen of the ticks, therefore it minimizes the risk of transmission of pathogens (lyme disease, tick borne encephalitis...).
Enables a quick, easy and painless tick removal
Doesn't need any chemical products (alcohol, ether etc.).
It is unbreakable, hardwearing and inde? nitely reusable
Removes all ticks, any size (from 1/10th of a millimeter) and location