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Patented Design For The Proper Removal Of Ticks

" I have just completed an extensive evaluation of “The Tick Remover” for the removal of larval, nymphal and adult stages of the deer tick, Ixodes dammini. All ticks, regardless whether flat, partially or fully engorged, could readily be removed with “The Tick Remover" without squashing the ticks or breaking off their "heads" (hypostome).

Thus the device solves the two largest problems usually occurring during removal of attached ticks with tweezers.

The first problem “The Tick Remover" addresses successfully is the predetermined amount of pressure on the body of the tick, therefore reducing the possibility of squashing the tick and of contaminating the bite wound with infectious tick juices and tissues. Secondly, “The  Tick Remover" allows an attached tick to be rotated several times clockwise and counter clockwise until it can readily be removed from attachment site without breaking off its "head" (hypostome). This second problem occurs frequently when ticks are pulled straight out with tweezers which allow only half turns of tick's hypostome and therefore are insufficient to break the tick's attachment to the skin.

I congratulate on the introduction of this uniquely designed product which allows even non-medical persons the safe removal of attached ticks from humans and pets (dogs, cats, etc.)

Please feel free to quote me on above findings. ..... "

Willy Burgdorfer, Ph.D. M.D.
Scientist Emeritus
Laboratory of Pathobiology
National Institutes of Health
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Hamilton, Montana

" The advantage of this device is that it effectively removes the tick without increasing the risk that fluid from the tick will be injected into the individual bitten in the act of trying to remove the tick. This unique feature of "The Tick-Remover" cannot be duplicated by the use of ordinary tweezers and represents a major advance in this aspect of the fight against Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever"

Leonard H. Sigal, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Director, Lyme Disease Center
New Jersey

"The Tick-Remover" is in my opinion superior to all other described, older ways, of removing ticks.

The advantage of “The Tick Remover” is:

1.      Due to its acute-angled point, it grabs hold close to the tick's head and by twisting “The Tick Remover”, the whole tick, including the mouth, can be removed. It has been shown during electron microscope studies at Sodersjukhuset (Major hospital in southern Stockholm), that the mouth in all parts is intact after extraction

2.     Due to the above described grasp of the tick, the risk for infections from the tick's borrelia-infected stomach/intestines is greatly reduced when removed

3.     The tick can be quickly removed with "The Tick-Remover", the time factor being of great importance in reducing the risk for infections. When using a regular pair of tweezers or using methods where the tick will slowly release its content due to oxygen depletion (grease etc.), the risk of being infected by the bacteria increases.

I can strongly recommend "The Tick-Remover" to individuals as well as medical facilities and drug stores.  

Lennart Engstrom, M.D.
Specialist in Surgical Diseases
Department of Surgery

 Certificate regarding "The Tick-Remover".

During the last decade, I have used and tried "The Tick-Remover", invented by Åke Idsund.

"The Tick-Remover" has turned out to be both easy and safe to use for the removal of ticks in both human and animals. Used according to the instructions, I have been able to remove the ticks at every occasion without any visible parts remaining.

"The Tick-Remover" is of good quality and has been performing with excellent precision.

My judgment of "The Tick-Remover" is that it is simple to use, effective, works very well and anyone should be able to use it, including medical facilities.

Rolf Gustafson, MD, PhD.
Specialist in Clinical Immunology
Huddinge University Hospital