A new system for the removal of ticks from
humans and animals.
Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases continue to sicken thousands of people each year and that number is growing. Rid-A-Tick can simply and easily help you to reduce the risk of acquiring a tick-borne disease by removing the tick promptly and completely. Pulling the tick off mechanically can cause a larger wound and increase the risk of infection. Rid-A-Tick allows the removal of the tick without the use of tweezers or other mechanical devices. This may also reduce the swelling and skin irritation from a tick bite.
When using Rid-A-Tick to remove ticks from people, it is possible to nearly eliminate the potential of blood transfer from person to person. The patch separates the human hand from the tick and greatly reduces the risk of blood transfer.
Rid-A-Tick gives you a safe and simple way to remove embedded ticks without the use of tweezers.
What is Rid-A-Tick?
The world's first and only medical patch system to remove embedded Wood Ticks and Black-Legged Ticks (Ixodes scapularis), formerly known as the Deer Tick from people and pets. Ticks are exoskeleton breathers. They can be made to extract themselves from humans or pets by smothering the lower half of their body.
The Rid-A-Tick patch is made from 3M® medical tape. This hypoallergenic, latex-free medical tape carries FDA approval. Each patch is approximately 1" in diameter and is designed to cover the majority of tick sizes.
RID-A-TICK patches are placed on the deeply embedded tick and gently pressed into place, making sure that no air can reach the tick's body. A waiting period of several minutes, up to thirty for extreme cases, will allow time for the tick to "back out". The patch is removed and folded in half to encapsulate the tick for easy disposal. If the tick is to be examined by a physician, it is neatly encased in the patch, head and body.
Keeping the patch sealed to the skin is the most critical aspect of tick removal. Multiple moving ticks can be removed by simply placing the patch on them, moving from tick to tick. Perspiration and skin oils may interfere with the adhesive. Be sure the area around the embedded tick is as clean and dry as possible.
What is the risk?
Click here for a map of Lyme Disease risk in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control. Ninety-five percent of these cases were from the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), formerly known as Deer Ticks, are responsible for transmitting Lyme disease bacteria to humans in the northeastern and north-central United States. On the Pacific Coast, the bacteria are transmitted to humans by the western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus).
Who makes Rid-A-Tick?
Rid-A-Tick is manufactured by:
T. Martin Sales LLC:
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