It’s officially summer, known around here as peak mosquito season… but did you know it’s also tick season? Like mosquito season, tick exposure can occur year-round, depending on your location. Still, they are most active during warmer months, which makes people and pets especially susceptible from April through September. How can you better prepare for all your outdoor adventures with this in mind?
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Since we launched Bug Bite Thing, it’s provided chemical-free relief to millions of people, standing as Amazon’s #1 selling product for insect bite relief with more than 80,000 reviews. But there is one request we kept getting throughout the years: a safe and effective way to remove ticks:
There had to be a better tick bite treatment available and accessible. These requests launched a new goal for us, and now we’re tackling the tick problem, too, thanks to the Bug Bite Thing Tick Remover.
The Tick Problem:
According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease annually impacts nearly 500,000 people in the United States alone, and that does not include other serious tick-borne illnesses that can arise. On top of that, about 425,000 dogs in the United States were diagnosed with tick-borne diseases last year.
Mechanical removal is known to be the only proper method for tick removal, but unfortunately, using household tweezers increases the risk of tearing the tick and exacerbating the problem. Yuck! We know, but the result can also be painful and scary.
The Tick Bite Solution From Bug Bite Thing:
Our new tick tool aims to prevent the spread of Lyme disease by easily and effectively removing ticks of all sizes, types, and levels of engorgement, thereby reducing the risk of tick-borne disease transmission. With a patented double-sided design featuring fine-tipped tweezers for small ticks and a slotted scoop larger ones, the Bug Bite Thing Tick Remover was specifically designed to meet CDC guidelines for tick removal, and it's approved for use on people and pets!
The Bug Bite Thing Tick Remover is made from durable stainless steel, so like the original Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool, it’s a non-toxic and reusable product you can feel good about adding to your first aid kit. After pulling out the tick, we also recommend following up with the Bug Bite Thing suction tool to help remove any remaining irritants left in your skin (sold separately).
How You Can Safely Remove Ticks of All Sizes and Types
If you live in an area affected by ticks – or your summer travels are bringing you to one soon – you will want to keep yourself and your four-legged friends safe and protected. Available now on bugbitething.com and Amazon, you can pick up a Bug Bite Thing Tick Remover for $11.99 or purchase it as part of a combo pack alongside the original Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool for $19.99.
More Bug Bite Thing Updates: New Hues for You!
“This is just one of many future expansions we have in the works, furthering our mission to provide customers and now their pets, too, with effective, eco-friendly solutions so that they can enjoy the outdoors,” said Bug Bite Thing Founder and CEO Kelley Higney.
While adding to our repertoire, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to bring even more newness to our product lot, which is why we also just launched our original Bug Bite Thing in fresh, new colors! Now in Lavender Field and Nightfall, these two tones are perfect for adding a pop of color to your medicine cabinet, first aid kit, keychain, and all your upcoming summer explorations. Shop for yours today.