If you find a tick inside your home, here’s what you need to know

Clean thoroughly
Make sure you thoroughly wash any clothing or bedding that the tick has come into contact with. Do so on high heat. Vacuum the area, paying special attention to crevices and corners.

Tick removal
Take fine-tipped tweezers and grab hold of the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible. Slowly pull upwards, but avoid twisting or jerking to ensure that the tick’s head doesn’t break off and remain in your skin.

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Following the removal, clean any bite areas with alcohol or soapy water. You can use alcohol to dispose of the tick, or else flush it down the toilet.

Monitor your bite
It’s a good idea to monitor any bite sites you find, as well as the monitor the person who’s been bitten for symptoms.

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