Choose the right gripper head.

For large ticks, the closed, for small, the open, yellow gripper head is recommended.


 Grasp the tickSAFE® Tickgripper in the palm of your hand. Depending on the location of the tick bite, different handle positions are possible. The three-finger grip or the fist grip have proven to work well. Press the push button with your thumb. The gripper head rotates (1). Continue pressing the gripper head up to the shaft. The gripper halves spread (2).

  1. Spread the skin around the tick bite with your thumb and index finger and place the opened gripper perpendicular to the skin surface, so that the tick is centered in the gripper tip.
  2. Keep watching the tick and close the gripper by slowly (!) releasing the push button.
  3. Slowly (!) release the push button. The gripper head is removing the tick by rotatory extraction.
  4. The tick is captured in the gripper head. Repeated attempts may be required for very small ticks.


If contaminated, it is recommended to replace the gripper head for hygienic reasons. Learn here how to do it.