Tick Twister was invented and designed in the 1990’s in two sizes, one for removing very small and small ticks and one for removing medium and large ticks. They are made of polymer plastic because it is recyclable, can be incinerated without pollution (no chlorine fumes during combustion) and for its solidity and resistance to ether and most solvents. Tick Twister can be disinfected with regular disinfectants (alcohol is one example).
1. Select the correct sized tool according to the size of the tick – the large hook for medium and large ticks or the small hook for small and very small ticks.
2. Hold the handle between your thumb and index finger and slide the fork end of the tool toward the tick until it is caught between the prongs.
3. Lift the tool very lightly and rotate in either direction several (2-3) turns. You will feel when the tick has released its mouth-parts and it is safe to pull up on the tick and Tick Twister