How does the Tickgripper function?

1. Grasp the tickSAFE® Tickgripper in the palm of the hand (1a, 1b) with the thumb on the push button and press the push button completely down to fully open the gripper head.

Depending on the location of the tick bite, different handle positions are possible. The three-finger grip (1a) or the fist grip (1b) have been proven.



2. Carefully position the opened gripper head vertically to the skin surface so that the tick is positioned in the center of the two gripper tips.


3.
Slowly release the push button. The gripper head should grasp the tick and begin to rotate.





4. The tick is removed and captured in the gripper head. Should the removal procedure be unsuccessful, repeat steps 1 to 3. Repeated attempts may be required for very small ticks!


5.
If contaminated, for hygienic reasons it is recommended to replace the gripper head. Learn here how to do it.