Place the key over the tick in the slot. Pull key away from the tick sliding flush along the skin. The Tick is removed easily, head and all! This design has been perfected and tested for over a decade and is responsible for the removal of thousands and thousands of ticks of all sizes (including deer ticks and dog ticks). Original TickKey™ is fabricated from high-strength anodized aluminum… this is not a weak piece of plastic. Original TickKey™ is currently available in 19 metallic &matte finish colors, as well as Mossy Oak® patterns. Visit our Product Gallery page. Original TickKey™ is flat and is easily stored in a first aid kit, wallet, pocket, on a key chain, collar, backpack, saddle, or leash.