According to the CDC, here's how to do remove a tick:
*Remove a tick from your skin as soon as you notice it.
*Use fine-tipped tweezers to firmly grasp the tick very close to your skin.
*With a steady motion, pull the tick away from your skin. Then clean your skin, and hands, with soap and warm water.
*Use petroleum jelly, a hot match, nail polish, or other products to remove a tick.
*Be alarmed if the tick’s mouth remain in the skin. Once the mouthparts are removed from the rest of the tick, it can no longer transmit Lyme disease.
*Squeeze or puncture the body of the tick because it can contain bacteria.