- Apr 2, 2009
- Quincy, MA
Exactly, if you squeeze with your fingers or tweezers, it pushes the tick's guts into your open wound which maximizes the chance of infection or getting lyme disease. The tick twister has no possible chance of detaching the head either. I've taken out two tiny deer ticks and one big dog tick, and it takes about 3 seconds to do, no digging necessary.The problem with that is you end up squeezing the tick which puts the bacteria into your system. The tick keys work but you have to be patient. and apply light pressure until the tick lets loose. If you try to just pop them out fast then the head gets left behind.