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My new favorite product – The Tick Lasso


The Tick LassoQuite a while ago, I saw a product I had never heard of before at my vet’s office. It is called the Trix TickLasso.

What??? A lasso for ticks? Yup. It’s a real thing. And, the veterinarian staff wholeheartedly endorsed it. When they showed me how it worked, I was sold. I purchased it immediately.The Lasso

Of course, since I regularly use Frontline on the dogs, I have never had the chance to use it. It sat in my junk drawer for months. I had completely forgotten I had it.

But recently, I was a little late in applying Frontline on the dogs and Daisy got a tick. (I hate those damn little buggers.)

I was upset that my lapse in memory had allowed one to attach to her. Damn ticks.

I was also really worried about removing it and not getting the head out. In the past, I have tried to remove a rock using a tweezers. Getting the head out was usually futile. But, this time I had the TickLasso! So, I thought I would give it a try.

It was money well spent.It was really easy to use, and unlike a pair tweezers, it removed the tick intact, head and all. What a great product.

So how does it work?

  1. Like a ballpoint pen, you push the button on top of the applicator and a small lasso appears at the other end.
  2. You loop the lasso over the tick (down where the head is attached).
  3. Release the button and the lasso tightens around the tick (just like lassoing a bull).
  4. Twist the applicator and pull.

That’s it! The whole tick comes out and you’re done.

The lassoed tickJust make sure to dispose of the tick. (If you use a lit match to kill the tick, like me, make sure you let the tick out of the lasso before burning him otherwise you will ruin your lasso.)

You can see a video of how it works below.

If you want to purchase one for yourself, they are pretty much everywhere, including Amazon.

Note: I purchased this product myself and used it. I was not approached by anyone to endorse this product.

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  1. jan
    October 8, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    I would never just toss a live tick into a waste can. Those things are almost indestructible. I burn them like you do.

  2. October 8, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    I have only ever dealt with one tick and I crushed it and crushed it. That looks like a cool tool!

  3. October 8, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Brilliant!

  4. October 8, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    If you have to remove enough of them, it becomes easy to use tweezers. This still looks pretty cool though! We either flush them down the toilet or drop them into a container full of rubbing alcohol.

  5. October 8, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    We use TickTwister but this looks pretty good too.

  6. October 11, 2015 at 5:54 AM

    Looks really handy, thankfully never had to deal with a tick yet but can never be too prepared! I attended a dog first aid course recently that recommended instead of destroying the tick keep it sealed in a container, in case your dog gets ill shortly after the vet can test the tick and see if it passed anything onto your dog.

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