Tick check wallet card: How to check for ticks
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: May 2019
Do a daily tick check
When you return from outdoor activities, check your entire body, especially:
- head and hair
- in and around the ears
- under the arms
- back (use a mirror or ask for help)
- belly button
- around the groin
- behind the knees
- between the toes
Don't forget to also check your pets!
How to remove a tick
- Use tweezers to slowly pull it straight out.
- Wash the skin with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Contact your health care provider if you are not feeling well.
For more information, including detailed tick removal steps, visit Canada.ca/LymeDisease.
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