You will find Ticks in the Boise Foothills and it is important to know how to remove one. In the warmer month this is more of an issue. It is important to establish a routine to check your animals for ticks. Ticks like to be located in hard to reach places on the animal so make sure to check the neck, collar, arm pits on your fur kids.
Get Your Needed Materials – Tweezers, Gloves, Rubbing Alcohol, A Jar or Ziplock Bag
1.) Make sure you wear gloves! Use Tweezers to Pull the Head of the Tick from the Animal. It is important to not pop the Tick or twist it because it is important to keep the Tick in one piece.
2.) Put the Tick in a Jar or Ziplock Bag just in-case you have to take it to the Vet to be tested (They will die after a few days in the bag because they dry out but they can live for a long time without food)
3.) Use Rubbing Alcohol to clean up the bit area
4.) Keep an Eye on Your Animals Appetite, Behavior and any signs of change (such a Lyme Disease are transmitted by Ticks along others)
5.) Wash Your Hands well, disinfect your Tweezers with Rubbing Alcohol or put them in a flame for a few seconds
*It is important to check your animals daily for Ticks & to Remove a Tick as soon as possible once it is found
*If you have someone who can help you hold your pet in a good lighting that might be ideal
Don’t Use a Match, Rubbing Alcohol or Nail Polish to Paint the Tick. You want to remove it as soon as possible with Tweezers.