How do I properly remove a tick?

Anapsid.org/lyme. http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/removingticks.html (how to remove a tick). Using sharp pointed tweezers, or specially made tick tweezers, grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible, as close to its embedded mouthparts as you can. If you squeeze the body or head, you risk compressing the guts and salivary glands and expelling even more organisms through their mouth into ...
Studies show..... Use tweezers or fingers. Grasp tick as close to skin surface as possible. Pull straight up gently and firmly. Do not jerk or twist. Do not squeeze, crush, or puncture tick as the body may contain infectious agent. If entire head does not come out - leave it in place- it will be expelled. Wash with soap and water. Observe site for lyme disease rash for 30 days - if you are in a lyme area.