Throw the tweezers away when you need to remove ticks, while long considered the best method of tick removal new evidence has emerged indicating that removing ticks with tweezers is a bad idea. Using tweezers causes the tick’s stomach contents to be released into the blood stream. This increases both the risk of developing a tick allergy and an allergy to red meat (mammalian meat allergy). Follow the link below to Catalyst to find out more and watch a video on the correct way to remove ticks.

Catalyst – 17/02/2015: Tick allergy
Mammalian meat allergy is on the rise in Australia and the surprising cause – a tick bite Dr Jonica Newby meets Dr Sheryl van Nunen the clinician who discovered the link She found that if the tic