Remove a tick by first dousing the tick and area with alcohol. This will disinfect the area as well as smother the tick if it is still living and cause it to let go of its hold on the skin. If it doesn't let go, you will need a pair of tweezers to remove it. Pour alcohol over the tweezers to sterilize them. Then in a good light, carefully grasp the tick at the point it enters the skin and gently .