Tick removal doesn't have to be hard. Just place a Rid-A-Tick patch over the tick. Wait a few minutes and then remove the patch…it's that easy. Rid-A-Tick works because ticks breathe through their exoskeleton. So when you place a Rid-A-Tick Patch on the tick, you're effectively "choking" it, which forces the tick to remove itself from your skin. No painful tugging, no tweezers necessary, and no part of the tick left behind.