First, don't let them heal over or you will have to slit the skin over the top to get them out and this will make them slippery. All you need is some gauze pads, some betadyne, a decent pair of wire cutters called dikes, and a pair of needle-nose pliers. Swab the area with the betadyne. You cut the middle of each staple with the dikes, grasp one of the halves with the pliers, gently pull it back about 30 degrees from the cut, and slowly pull it out. After you have them all out clean the area with soap and water. Antibiotic cream is also a good idea. There may be a little blood, but not much. If you take them out too early then you risk opening up the origianl wound; wait too long and you will to cut them out as described above. Mostly painless.