One Tick Twister®
Pro per pack.
Removes ticks safely and easily!
Simple instructions for tick removal! Remove ticks from Horses, Dogs, cats and other livestock.
There are nine species of tick present in New Zealand. Only one species, Haemaphysalis longicornis
- The Cattle Tick or Bush Tick - was introduced, the rest are native species.
The most common tick you are likely to encounter is the cattle tick or bush tick. Frequently found on New Zealand Horses and cattle.
is an efficient tool to remove all ticks, any size and location on people and animals such as horses, dogs, cats. It's painless, safe, quick and easy.
How does Tick Twister®
There are two very important ways Tick Twister® works:
The tick's body is not compressed while detaching it from the skin.
Squeezing or crushing the body of the tick may force infective body fluids through the mouthparts and into the wound site.
The tick is rotated instead of pulled.
When ticks bite, they insert their long, central mouth-part (called the hypostome) into the skin. The hypostome is covered with sharp, backward-facing barbs (similar to a harpoon) which help keep the tick firmly attached while feeding. The twisting motion of the Tick Twister® removes the tick while keeping the tick's mouth-parts intact. Pulling on a tick with ordinary tweezers can leave the mouth-parts embedded in the skin.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT apply substances such as petroleum jelly, finger nail polish, finger nail polish remover, repellents, pesticides, or a lighted match to the tick while it is attached. These materials are either ineffective, or worse, might agitate the tick and cause it to force more infective fluid into the wound site.
Want to know more about New Zealand Ticks? - Click here.
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Tick twister does everything it says it does and removes the whole tick very cleanly and easily I am going to LEND it to my neighbours to try on their horses, thank you for yet another great product!