Never Apply Any Substances To A Tick.
Applying any substances, such as petroleum jelly, fingernail polish remover, dish soap, vodka (What a waste!), or burning with a match can harm the tick & cause it to vomit the
contents of its stomach back into the host.
Ticks can live without air for long periods; attempts to smother it can allow disease
Don’t forget, add the tick key onto a key-ring.