Workplace Safety and Ticks

Graphic showing Nature Shield FR PRO+ Insect Repellent, the Original TickKey(TM), A TickSee Kit, and a Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test

When “workplace safety” is said, most people think of hard hats, safety vests, goggles, and gloves. And  while these are all excellent (and necessary!) additions to any workplace, it goes beyond that. More and more Workers’ Compensation claims have been filed due to tick bites and tick-borne diseases. Whether it’s due to a lack of training on spotting ticks, information, or preparation, it leaves more people with serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.

At TickKey International, Inc., we believe that everyone should be prepared to prevent tick bites, have the tools to safely remove them, and test them should they find one. Our partnering with Home First LLC and EPA Enterprises has allowed us to offer you products that we know are safe, to keep you safe.

Prevention: Nature’s Shield FR PRO+ Insect Repellent

Prevention is the most vital step. Certain tips work well for everyday situations- but what happens on a work site? If your job requires you to be outside, it’s likely that long clothing may not always be feasible, orNature's Shield FR PRO+ Insect Repellent by Home First LLC you may need to go into deep woods. For that, we suggest Nature’s Shield FR PRO+ Insect Repellent from Home First LLC.

Why we love it: This plant-based repellent was formulated with workers in mind. It protects against ticks, mosquitos, gnats, no seeums and other biting insects. It’s DEET-free, safety tested, and fire resistant (FR Testing through SGS). For everyday use, Nature’s Plus also has an adult and a children’s spray!

To learn more about Nature’s Shield FR PRO+ Insect Repellent, visit our product catalog.



Removal: Original Tick Key™ and TickSee Kit

Proper removal of ticks is essential to ensure they don’t pass along any disease. Not only can ticks transmit their diseases via bites, but they can also transmit them via expelling the toxins into you during improper removal. When you want complete assurance that the tick is properly and entirely removed, we highly recommend our Original Tick Key™ , and TickSee Kit!TickSee Kit

Why we love them: Our innovative device ensures complete removal in a few simple steps. It’s also widely available, and its compact design makes it easy to keep on you at all times. It works on humans and pets- we make sure everyone is safe!

Light the Bite: If you’re working at night or in a dark environment, spotting ticks can be even harder. Our TickSee kit includes a hands-free glow-in-the-dark flashlight that fits right on your thumb- illuminating the area to ensure you completely remove the tick. We also include a magnifying lens, alcohol wipes, and an Original Tick Key™.

Original Tick Key™ and TickSee kits are sold in stores in the United States and Internationally! To find a retailer near you, visit our website. You can also learn more on about our products in our catalog.

Safety and Testing: Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test

If a tick has bitten you, time is of the essence to figure out if it is carrying any disease-causing bacteria. ForCutter Lyme Disease Tick Test from EPA Industries fast testing, we recommend the Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test from EPA Enterprises.

Why we love it: The kit includes everything needed to test the tick and give you fast results. Each kit includes a tick remover (however, we recommend you use an Original Tick Key™), an alcohol wipe, a specimen bag, labels, a submission form, and a pre-addressed label. The cost of the kit includes testing for Lyme Disease, and for an additional fee, the tick can be tested for other tick-borne diseases.  After following the instructions and mailing out the specimen, you will have your results on if the tick is carrying Lyme Disease within 72 hours.

For more information about the Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test, visit our product catalog.

As you can tell, here at TickKey International, Inc., we are passionate about keeping everyone safe from ticks and tick-borne illnesses. We wholeheartedly believe in prevention, protection, and preparation. If you have any questions about any of our products or want more information about ordering, you can email us at or call us at 203-300-5078.