When used as directed, Tick Tox will kill an embedded tick instantly. It is designed to go with you into the bush, garden or park as it can easily fit into your pocket. A must for your backpack and first aid kit. Made in Australia.
Steps to using Tick Tox
- Locate tick (or ticks)
- Remove cap of Tick Tox and practice controlling duration of a squirt. Check here to see just how little Tick Tox kills a big tick
- Mask skin with the included Tick Tox “bookmask” and warn the tick’s victim that it may sting!
- Aim nozzle at the tick taking great care to not touch the tick
- Spray Tick Tox for short as possible – less than 1 second is plenty – do not over-use
- Tick is now dead. Dab (or better) spray the bite site with antiseptic
- WAIT for a minimum of 10 minutes or so. During this time the jaws release – NOTE : the Australian paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus has the longest jaws of all known ticks. Sometimes these massive jaws take a long time to release. Be patient and NEVER squeeze the tick with blunt tweezers – even when it has been snap frozen and killed with Tick Tox
- Brush dead tick away - wait longer if tick jaws are still locked
- Dab some more antiseptic on the bite site
- See a doctor if any disturbing symptoms occur in next few days – for example appearance of a ring around the bite site or swelling