In order to prevent being infected with Lyme disease or other tick-bourne diseases, it's important to know how to promptly and properly remove a tick if you find one embedded in your skin (or your child's or pet's skin). This quick #TickFreeRI video shows how to properly remove a tick from the skin.
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