by MACOR Industries Inc.

The De-Ticker Story

Ticks appear at first to be rather harmless little creatures, but few insects are disliked and feared by so many people as much as ticks. They are also known to carry dangerous and potentially deadly diseases, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease and others. The following image shows the enlargement of a wood tick.

When encountered, ticks should be removed quickly and completely as possible, without procedures that frequently pull them apart, leaving sections dangerously embedded.

Tick removers are in general very useful devices, much needed and desired, providing they function well and reliably. Regrettably there are quite a number of "tick pullers" around that offer questionable results at best. There is, however, an excellent marketing potential for a tick remover that is well designed and really works, a device needed in every medical cabinet, first aid kit and the outdoors.

The De-Ticker is a different kind of tick remover and is not a "tick puller". It is precision made and utilizes spring-loaded claws combined with a turning motion to remove ticks without pulling - gently, easily, completely and consistently! Finally, a product that eliminates all of the messy and dangerous methods practiced in the past! One try will convince the user that the De-Ticker is by far the most effective and reliable tick remover available, making other methods of tick removal obsolete. It was developed in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, USA and is protected by patents in the USA and Canada.

The principle utilized by the De-Ticker is obvious and is easy to understand. Contrary to popular belief, ticks do not have a "head". They attach to the host with the "mouthpart", which is covered by sharp fish-hook like barbs.

All of this is very small. These barbs demonstrate clearly their purpose: They resist forces attempting to pull the tick out of the host. If this is still pursued, the mouthpart and parts of the tick are frequently torn off and remain embedded in the skin of the host. This causes infections and other complications which make surgical removal of the embedded parts necessary. If not properly removed, these parts will cause, at best, visible bumps in the skin with itching up to six months-until they are finally absorbed into the skin , possibly causing even worse complications.

Since the barbs of the mouthpart obviously resist any pulling, they do not resist a turning motion, which is the principle utilized by the De-Ticker. The spring-loaded claws grab and hold the tick securely without destroying it while the De-Ticker is turned.

By turning the tick and its mouthpart counterclockwise (as indicated on the sleeve of the De-Ticker), the bars on the mouthpart bend to some extent sideways. At the same time, they widen the opening the tick had bored into the skin. All of the occurs with no sensation to the host. After only a few gentle turns without any pulling, the tick slides out of the host and becomes detached.

This occurs consistently and reliably when using the De-Ticker without damaging the tick, which can now be properly disposed of without any direct contact with the user. The concept of turning a tick for removal instead of pulling is not new, well known and practiced overseas, where obsolete "tick pullers" are no longer available or used.

The improved and even better De-Ticker II® recently replaced the original De-Ticker. It is simply the best and safest method to remove ticks. Nothing else comes close in effectiveness. Great for pets and people alike. It can be used even by children, making tick removal, finally, truly safe and effortless.