O'Tom Tick Twister
What is the O'Tom Tick Twister?
Tick Twister is a set of instruments specially designed to remove ticks from the skin of animals and people. It is the only instrument that allows the user to hold the tick without compressing it and to remove the tick by twisting motion rather than pulling. This technique is the best and safest way to remove ticks completely!
The tick’s rostrum (the part that is embedded in the skin and improperly referred to as “the tick’s head”) is covered with backward pointing spikes that allow the tick to “anchor” in the skin.
By pulling up on the tick, the spikes will rise and lock the rostrum in the skin. The tick may break leaving body parts resting in the skin and causing a painful inflammation, or an infection.
By twisting, the spikes bend into the axis of rotation, and the tick is easily removed, without traction, decreasing the risks of breaking the rostrum.
What are the benefits of using the O'Tom Tick Twister?
Pack of 2 (large and small hooks).
Doesn’t leave tick’s rostrum in the skin.
Doesn’t squeeze the tick’s abdomen.
Removes ticks of any size (from 1/10 of a millimetre).
Tested and approved by vets.
PackagingPack of 2; 9g
How do I use the O'Tom Tick Twister?
While removing a tick, it is essential not to compress it, reducing the risk of saliva back-flow.
A tick’s saliva contains irritating substances and sometimes microorganisms that can lead to infections and/or allergies.
Tweezers and other instruments exert a pressure on the tick, but not the TICK TWISTER hook.
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