I don't know if you know this one or not but maybe it will help someone. If you find a tick on you that has already buried himself in, take a glob of vaseline and cover him completely in it. Bury the little bugger in it!! Then, cover it up with a band-aid and wait about a half an hour. Then you can just wipe him right off with a tissue. I think it smothers them and they come right out, head and all. I've had a few stuck in me so far this year, and it has worked every time. Hope you get them before they bury in on you, but if you don't , try the vaseline thing. It works and it's easy and painless. PS. I used Vick's vapor rub on one I found on me at home. Worked the same!