BDN interviews Dill about what to do after a tick bite 

The Bangor Daily News spoke to Jim Dill, former head of the University of Maine’s tick lab at pest management specialist at the Maine Food and Agriculture Center, about what to do after a tick bite. Dill said prevention is always the best option, but in the event of a tick bite, he advised against using petroleum jelly, finger nail polish, ethyl alcohol, a hot match or anything else, which increase the likelihood that a tick will vomit and leave infection behind.