Friday, September 2, 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Best Way to Remove Ticks with TickEase®

Review & Giveaway: The Best Way to Remove Ticks with TickEase®

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.

Ticks. These bloodsucking creatures are no good in the pet world (unless you keep pet ticks. If that's the case that is pretty cool.) and can cause the transmission of diseases such as Lyme disease. If you are like me and live in a rural area surrounded by trees and deer (and also a forester for a dad) you probably have seen a few attached to your dog or even on yourself. So what's the best way to remove these suckers? We have the answer for you: TickEase®!
TickEase Logo
TickEase® is a company started by Dan Wolff to help stop the spread of tick-borne illnesses to people and pets. He also educates people on how to repel and prevent ticks and even has a tattoo of one to show off his passion! Cool, huh? We have tried other popular products to remove ticks so I was really excited to try TickEase out as tick removal seems to be some kind of science and nobody can agree on the right way to do it. So let's take a look at this neat tool...

TickEase Tick Removal Tweezers Packaging

TickEase Tick Removal Tool

TickEase has two ends: the thin tweezer end for people and the slotted scoop end for animals. The tool itself complies with the CDC guidelines for removing ticks and is made out of stainless steel which is great for keeping it clean to prevent the spread of infection. 

How to use TickEase Tick Removal Tweezers

You can see in the above diagram how to use TickEase on your pets. Just a scoop of the tool and the tick is removed! Let's test that out. One problem though - my dogs don't have any ticks! I decided to go to our local animal control in Floyd County, Georgia for my tick quest and found 3! 

Dog with a tick at Floyd Animal Control

First off, we have this sweet young female dog who wanted so many hugs! This stray had a tick on her ear. 

Removing a tick with TickEase Tick Removal Tool

Removing a tick with TickEase Tick Removal Tool

With such an excitable puppy, I thought this was going to be hard but I just scooped up the tick with ease! No yelping, no struggle, quick and painless.

Dog with a tick at Floyd Animal Control

Our next dog is a Bull Terrier mixed male who was just a ham for the camera! He had a tick on his ear as well. The ears seem to be a prime place for these external parasites. It looks like this tick has been causing this pup some skin irritation which along with reducing disease transfer, is a great reason to remove ticks as soon as possible.

Removing a tick with TickEase Tick Removal Tool


Removing a tick with TickEase Tick Removal Tool

With just a scoop, the tick is in the grasps of the TickEase! As much as it tried to escape it couldn't which is helpful in disposing of it or you can use the testing instructions that are inside the TickEase packaging. If your pet has a tick it is advised to keep it for a while and monitor your pet to see if they experience any strange symptoms. If they do, the tick you kept will help provide the answer to the ailment.

Dog with a tick at Floyd Animal Control

Our next tick dog is a beautiful female pitbull with some skin dermatitis who was just so chill. Again, another tick in the ear! These are nice warm spots for them. 

Removing a tick with TickEase Tick Removal Tool

Removing a tick with TickEase Tick Removal Tool

After you remove a tick from your pet, grab some rubbing alcohol or soap and water to rinse the area. A treat afterwards is a nice reward too! 

Lily looking at tick under the magnifying card
My sister and assistant Lily checking out a tick under the enclosed magnifying card

In a Nutshell...
  • TickEase complies with the CDC and is effective in removing ticks from humans and pets
  • The slotted scoop side of the stainless steel tool is used for pets and quickly removes ticks without any fuss
  • Because of the design of TickEase, the tick stays in the tool until you remove it to dispose or test. 
  • In the packaging, testing instructions and a magnifying card are included
  • You can buy TickEase on their website or on Amazon
I have tried different tick removing devices from just plain ol' tweezers to the twisting ones and I am so impressed with how well TickEase worked. I wasn't expecting this kind of result with how simple it looks, but after trying it out I am definitely keeping this awesome tool in my parasite arsenal!


Dog with a tick at Floyd Animal Control
So happy to be tick free!
Learn more about TickEase®!

Does your household have a problem with ticks?
Let us know in the comments below!

We are also having a giveaway! 
12 readers will win a TickEase Tick Removal Tool! (ARV $9.99) 
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26 comments:

  1. We don't typically. My Mom's dog does sometimes though, so this would be great for them!

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  2. useful tool but not small enough for the ticks Speedy picks up,xx Rachel

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    1. you can definitely use the other side for super small ticks!

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  3. We have a small hobby farm, so yes, our dog gets ticks from time-to-time.

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  4. My dog has lyme disease so yes we have a problem with ticks!

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  5. Very rarely do we have a tick problem

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  6. Luckily I don't have an issue with ticks, but this tool would be useful to have just in case. Thanks!

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  7. yes, a big problem. however, it has been less since my oldest is not able to wonder like she did when she was younger. i get ticks on me a lot. i have lots of woods and tons of deer. i have found a few on my 2 younger girls but not very often.

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  8. We didn't really have a problem in the past, but now lots of trees in this area and they are starting to become a problem.

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  9. My dog has the biggest problem with ticks. I am so excited to try this product. We want to get it right away, thank you very much for highlighting it for us!

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  10. At the moment and so far this year there has been no problem with ticks but it never hurts to be prepared.

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  11. Yes great tool but the tiny ticks slip through it and the tweezers end isn't good.

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  12. Depends on the year and the weather, usually it is the occasional tick, but we have had years that everyday I was pull a couple ticks off our horses.

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  13. This looks incredibly useful. It's hard to believe that it would be so easy to remove ticks, but wow. It looks like the hardest part now is finding the actual hiding places for ticks!

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  14. No, but I use preventives. Ticks have become a huge problem in our area, but thankfully I haven't had a problem with them yet.

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  15. Yes our yard is loaded with ticks and I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease 4 years ago

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  16. There are certain times of the year when the ticks are out.
    Laurie Emerson

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  17. We do have occasional ticks, and it's always so hard to get them off. I'd love to use one of these tools!

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  18. No we don't have a problem but ticks are high in the area. We do a lot of geocaching so we often find ourselves in the woods and do checks when we get back to the car. Would love to have these for those times when we do find a tick on us!

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  19. We live in a rural community and there are ticks in the woods. When we go hiking they are especially bad.

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  20. We don't , but i have a good friend of mine that does

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  21. not currently but I like to be prepared

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  22. Finally! Someone has thought of making it easy to remove ticks! I know some people have used tweezers or pliers but that scoop end just is great idea!

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  23. i very rarely find a tick on my little girl but i freak out when i do...this would be so helpful!

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