I'd be keen to know how people remove ticks from themselves. We moved from an inland country area with no ticks, to a coastal hinterland area with many. I'd say, between the 2 of us in 3 yrs we've had at least 10 each, firmly attached. Mostly so small you can hardly see them. We've tried various methods. Drown tick in lavender oil, then 1hr later remove with tweezers. Drown tick with Lyclear( tick and scabies cream) then remove with tweezers after 1hr. Usually use a bandaid to keep oil/cream on tick. Once tick is removed apply lavender oil or chickweed salve to help with welt, swelling, itching etc. Does anyone have some good advice we need to know about? I'm thinking for the last one I needed a cabbage poultice, swollen, itchy, angry and the little blighter was as small as a pin head!