Many types of tick removal aids are offered. Why a new type?
In the past they said, tick off as fast as possible, no matter how. Today you are more thoughtful. Fast off? Yes, but please as cautious as possible. Using the patented principle of the soft rotating gripper for the first time ever the tickSAFE Tickgripper offers a method regarding this new aspect of careful removing ticks.

What's so bad if the tick is squeezed?
Squeezing ticks potentially increases the risk of infection. The risk of infectious transmission when using the customary removal tools such as tweezers, forceps and other rigid devices, even a fingernail, is increased if the upper intestinal segments or salivary glands of the tick are squeezed.

Should I remove the tick immediately?
Yes! As the danger of infection grows the longer the tick feeds on your blood, it is recommended that the tick be carefully removed as quickly as possible.

The tick was not removed in my first removal attempt. What should I do?
It is normal that repeated removal attempts may be required with the tickSAFE Tickgripper, especially for very small ticks.

The tick has gone lost within the tickSafe Tickgripper. What should I do?
Only very small ticks can enter the shaft of the tickSAFE Tickgripper. Simply repeatedly dab the tickSafe Tickgripper on the adhesive strip until the tick is removed. The removed tick can then be disposed of or forwarded for medical screening.

Can I use the same tickSAFE Tickgripper for both humans and animals?
For hygienic reasons it is recommended that separate devices be used for humans and animals.

What is the life expectancy of  the tickSAFE Tickgripper?
Determined by the material the elastic force of the soft gripper decreases, especially if the Tickgripper is exposed to intensive insolation. Due to usage and storing this might happen earlier or later. An exact date of expiry cannot be  declared.

Is the blood of a burst tick infectious?
Insofar the blood contains pathogens: Yes!.

Should one also send in animal ticks for testing?
As animals generally have greater contact with ticks it is more than likely that they will test positive for pathogens. Thus medical testing of animal ticks only makes sense if a serious tick disease is suspected.

Can one determine by the size of the tick if such is infectious?
No, as even nymph-stage ticks, so-called “baby ticks” can be infectious.

How do I dispose of a tick?
It is very important that ticks be disposed of in an appropriate fashion in order to assure that they do not re-bite a new host.