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
- Remove ticks as soon as you find it.
- Check yourself, your family, and pets after being in grassy or wooded areas.
- 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.
- 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.
- Put clean and dry outdoor clothes in a dryer on high heat for at least 10 minutes to kill any remaining ticks.
- Use clean tweezers to remove ticks as soon as they are found.
- Carefully grasp tick as close to the skin as possible and pull the tick straight out.
- Clean the bite area with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Record the date and location of the tick bite. This information is important to provide your healthcare provider if you start to have symptoms