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  • Take the time to remove the tick properly because improper removal can increase your risk of infection
    • Grasp the tick with fine point tweezers as close to skin as possible
    • Pull the tick straight out
    • Disinfect the tick bite site
    • Disinfect the tweezers
    • Wash hands thoroughly
  • Do not panic and remove with your fingers
  • Do not burn or smother a tick
  • Do not grasp, squeeze or twist the tick body
  • Contact physician for information on testing and treatment