For the past couple of days I have been raking leaves, and trash in the yard, bagging it for Cleanup day tomorrow. I have found several ticks crawling on me and after you have found one it feels like they are just all over you. It is always a big deal when you go to remove one that has dug in, as everyone in the house is giving you advise. I just take a tweezers and pull, usually works and beyond a little swelling for a couple of days in the area where the tick was, I have not had any real problem. They do sell Tick tweezers but I have never tried them. I also have never had any luck with the alcohol or Vaseline method applied to the tick. One Email I received from my sister-in-law talked about putting liquid soap to a cotton ball and cover the tick with it for a few seconds (15-20). Supposedly the tick will back out and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.