About Tick Tox

About Tick Tox

What is it?

Tick Tox®  is a new Australian device that is designed to instantaneously kill ticks by snap freezing. It kills ticks on people and pets. We have designed Tick Tox® to fit with outdoor life so it is easily carried in a pocket, purse or backpack. Tick Tox kills ticks.  And it kills leeches too!

How does it work?

Tick Tox® is really easy to use:


Mask skin with the Tick Tox® bookmask. Put the nozzle close to the tick and press the button for 1 second or less.


The temperature of the spray is well below freezing.

Tick Dies

The tick is instantly frozen and dies.

How do you use it?

Steps to using Tick Tox®

  1. Locate tick (or ticks).
  2. Remove cap of Tick Tox® and practice controlling duration of a squirt.  Check here to see just how little Tick Tox® kills a big tick.
  3. Mask skin with the Tick Tox® “bookmask” and warn the tick’s victim that it may sting!
  4. Aim nozzle at the tick taking great care to not touch the tick.
  5. Spray Tick Tox® for short as possible – less than 1 second is plenty – do not over-use.
  6. Tick is now dead. Dab (or better) spray the bite site with antiseptic.
  7. WAIT for  a minimum of 10 minutes or so. During this time the jaws release –NOTE : the Australian paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus has the longest jaws of all known tick. Sometimes these massive jaws take a long time to release. Be patient and NEVER squeeze the tick with blunt tweezers – even when it has been snap frozen and killed with Tick Tox.
  8.  Brush dead tick away.
  9.  Dab some more antiseptic on the bite site.
  10.  See a doctor if any disturbing symptoms occur in next few days – for example appearance of a ring around the bite site.


The contents are extremely flammable.

  • Do not use near naked flame
  • Do not smoke
  • Don’t use near eyes, down ears or on genitals
  • Be aware that overuse or direct application of Tick Tox spray to the skin can cause a burn.This can be avoided by using the bookmask and carefully following the instructions. A burn presents as a swollen red area and the development of a blister.  If a burn does occur seek medical advice.

More safety information – Safety Data Sheet