Paws down the best tick removal method we have used to date and there have been a lot of them! This plier style removal tool by Tick Nipper is easy to use and removes even the smallest tick without leaving in the headparts. It has a curved bowl shaped grasper and when closed around the ticks head it leaves the smallest space so it does not cut the tick in two. Since we started using this tool we have removed the entire tick every time. We don't hit the trail without this tool in our pack.