Figure 031_2_5332.

Tick removal using a plastic hook: A, B, slide the hook between the skin and the tick, keeping it as close to the skin as possible, C, until the tick is caught between the prongs. D, gently lift the hook while rotating it 2 to 3 times around its longer axis.

Figure 031_2_5332.  Tick removal using a plastic hook: A, B, slide the hook between the skin and the tick, keeping it as close to the skin as possible, C, until the tick is caught between the prongs. D, gently lift the hook while rotating it 2 to 3 times around its longer axis.