Tick Talk Time

A great informative video put together by the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness!

If you find a tick on your body, here is what to do to remove it according to the Department of Health & Wellness

  1. Remove ticks as soon as you find it.
  2. Check yourself, your family, and pets after being in grassy or wooded areas.
  3. Check clothing and inspect skin including in and around ears, arm pits, inside belly button, groin, around the waist, and especially in hair and scalp area.
  4. When possible, take a bath or shower within two hours of being outdoors. This makes it easier to find ticks and washes away unattached ones.
  5. Put clean and dry outdoor clothes in a dryer on high heat for at least 10 minutes to kill any remaining ticks.
  6. Use clean tweezers to remove ticks as soon as they are found.
  7. Carefully grasp tick as close to the skin as possible and pull the tick straight out.
  8. Clean the bite area with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer.
  9. Record the date and location of the tick bite. This information is important to provide your healthcare provider if you start to have symptoms

Reference: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/CDPC/lyme.asp