What's your technique for removing a tick if it has already latched on? I've heard competing theories -- match, vaseline, tweezers, etc.
I just grab it with my fingers, then entomb it in scotch tape.
Ditto. You have a tug of war until it lets go.
One concern is whether a tussle causes it to regurgitate, in which case removing it loses its point.
As a kid growing up in the south with woods literally right out of my backyard, and spending a lot of time playing in those woods, ticks were frequent. And of course in orienteering you're going to come across a certain amount of ticks. But by far and away the most ticks I've had to deal with have come about from mapping. Until you've spent some time moving slowly through a really ticky area--and most people have no idea how bad some places can be--you just wouldn't believe it. There are three different areas I mapped in where, in the right parts, you could move 100-200 meters and literally have dozens of ticks crawling up your legs--ugh!
I have no idea what the best technique is or what is recommended or any such thing. All I can tell you is that I have done exactly the same thing my entire life any time I've found a tick fastened to me: grip it and rip it.