Since Booger County is the tick captital of the known universe, I get a lot of ticks. For the average tick that is hooked on, tweezers work the best As a precaution I like to put a drop of Iodine on the bite. Seed ticks are different. IF you swipe against a bush loaded the seed ticks get nekkid ASAP and douse yourself with alcohol. Wash you clothes in hot water and scrub yourself raw in the shower. I hate seed ticks and with all the rain we are having now, we should have a bumper crop later in the summer.