Some people think that the tick can be picked up only in the forest.Perhaps, indeed, the forest is a more dangerous place in this regard, but there may well be mites in the city.They are especially active in warm, moist, but not hot weather.Particular care should be exercised in the late spring - early summer and late summer - early autumn, because this is the most active time of the peak of their activity.


tick tick bite can be quite noticeable, as in the saliva of the arachnid contained some painkillers.That is why it is necessary, after each campaign to carefully examine the nature of his body.Give the greatest attention should be the head, hair, ears, collarbone, neck, back, arms

, armpits, groin and chest.

ticks that have not engorged blood has a dark gray or black color, its size is not very big - about 4 mm.Mites suck blood is light gray in color, its size can reach while even 1 centimeter.

first thing that people try to do when they see a spider - trying to pull his hand or body shake.Such actions may lead to undesirable consequences.Usually belly tick off, the head remains in the skin inflammation and an abscess is formed.

How to get rid of the tick

Leave a tick in the skin at the same time is also dangerous, as any delay will increase the probability of getting an infectious agent in the blood.Of course, if the tick is its carrier.If there are medical gloves, it is recommended to put them on before removing the tick.

Remove the tick in two different ways - by a thread or with the help of tweezers.To make removing the tick with tweezers, it is necessary to take a blunt forceps, gently grab them tick from the base of the head, but in any case not over the abdomen.Then slowly twist the movements it should extract.If there is a pair of tweezers, and tied with a string taken between the skin of the victim and the base of the head, sucking in place.Next, the thread ends and pulled apart successfully extracted from the mite body.

If you can not remove the tick first two methods do not apply excessive force.Instead, it is necessary to drip a drop of alcohol on the tick.This can cause the insect mandibles relax.Do not use for this purpose kerosene, nail polish, oil or other liquid.Do not try to burn the tick with a match.If

independent extraction failed and turned into a failure, immediately contact your nearest emergency room.If after removing the bite swollen, reddened and inflamed, make sure you talk to your doctor.If you find any sickness immediately go to the doctor, because it may take a very serious turn.

What to do after removing the tick

When the tick is removed successfully, it is necessary to treat the bite some antiseptic.Do not forget to wash your hands with soap and water if not used gloves.Do not dispose of the tick and place it in any transparent clean jar, close tightly and deliver to the laboratory.Specialists will be able to determine what species is this mite and find out whether the spider carrier of any disease.


correct and timely assist in the tick bite may reduce the risk of complications.But it is better to protect themselves from potential trouble in advance.When hiking in the woods wear clothing with long sleeves and trousers, always a headdress.Tuck pant legs into socks or boots.House after coming home to make mandatory checks of the whole body, underwear and outerwear.