White-tailed deer are the favorite hosts of deer ticks. In the warm months beginning from March-May, and in cooler months from August-November, when deer become extremely active, deer ticks thrive. As deer enter backyards in search of food, deer ticks and tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, follow – and they do not go dormant – even in the wintertime. They will remain active in search of a warm-blooded host as long as temperatures are above freezing.
This tick remover tool is essential for outdoors enthusiasts. Trying to remove a dog or deer tick with tweezers or by hand can cause contamination or the possible risk of Lyme Disease (spread by some deer ticks) due to squeezing or partial removal. This tick removal tool is a pocket-sized emergency tool that will cradle the tick so that users can safely remove all parts. After removal of a tick from the skin, users can check that all parts of the black-legged deer tick have been removed using the Tick Nipper's 20x magnification lens. The lens can also be used to identify the type of tick removed so that you can keep an eye out for signs of tick-related illness. The tick remover measures 4 ¼ inches x 1 ¾ inches.