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Tick Removal Do’s and Don’ts from Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Do you know the proper way to remove a tick that’s attached to your body? Despite what you may have been told when you were younger, smothering or burning ticks is not a good idea. The correct removal method is even easier.

In this "Mayo Clinic Minute," reporter Jeff Olsen speaks with parasitic diseases expert Bobbi Pritt, M.D., about the right way to remove a tick.

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her kitty, and exploring new foods.