How to Get Rid of a Tick?

Once a tick has burrowed it’s head into the skin, it can be very tricky to remove. Do not smother the tick with petroleum oil or try to burn it, as this will cause it to regurgitate harmful bacteria into your body, which can lead to Lyme disease and other illnesses. Use a pair of tweezers to grasp the tick at the head and pull straight out of your body.