Treatment for Ticks
Ticks are parasites that feed by latching to a human or an animal host.
They feed by embedding their mouthparts into the skin and sucking blood.
As a result, ticks are the perfect vectors for various pathogenic agents.
For example, the pest alone is responsible for more than 10 different human diseases.
This nuisance attacks humans and pets.
Although they are more popular in pets, you don’t want a tick infestation around your home.
If you have noticed ticks around your home or pets, call Pro Pest Control Cairns today.
We will protect you from this real-life vampire.
How we treat
Although we trust your judgement, we still believe in a professional evaluation of your property. As a result, when you contact us with your fears and doubts, we will send a certified inspector over to your place for a comprehensive tick inspection. We will inspect the interior and exterior of your premise for signs of tick activities. Our inspection will reveal the following:
- What attracts ticks to your yard
- Entryways or host
- Tick species
After determining all of the following, we will proceed to adopt the most suitable and effective tick control measures.
Treatment and extermination
Our integrated pest management approach includes the effective and responsible use of pesticides for reducing tick populations. On one hand, we treat the host, and on the other hand, we target their habitat.
We use various methods for chemically treating the primary host. For example, we use bait boxes, sprays, etc. To kill them that may be feeding on your property. Cats and dogs are the major hosts that live around people. Therefore, we mix an active ingredient like fipronil with the bait and put them in places where cats or dogs will brush against them. When a small amount gets on their fur, it will kill any parasites on their bodies.
Alternatively, we use treated cotton nesting materials and feeding stations for pets like deer, rodents, birds, etc.
We apply pesticides directly on tick habitats like along stonewalls, ornamental plantings, woodland edges, etc. This treatment is effective against adult ticks and ticks in the nymphal stage. Some of the pesticides we use include Bifenthrin, Cyfluthrin, Permethrin, Carbaryl Pyrethrin, and a few other safe pesticides.
To ensure a tick-free environment, our technicians will build tick barriers of gravel or wood chips between wooded areas and lawns to make its migration difficult. We will also suggest tick-repelling plants like garlic, mint, lavender, rosemary, etc. Apart from this, we will offer tips for keeping your home free from a future attack.
Why are they considered pests?
These nuisances attach themselves to three different hosts throughout their lifecycle, and the host does not need to be the same species. A hatched larva attaches to a host, feeds, and drops off. Then, it moults to a nymph and requires another host to feed on before falling off. The nymph moults into an adult and attaches itself to a new host to mate and feed. Then, it lays its eggs and dies.
Australia is home to more than 74 tick species. The risk of tick paralysis is the most popular species in Queensland and is known for the death of many animals and expensive vet visits. When feed, they produce biologically active molecules that contain anti-platelet, anti-coagulants, and vasodilators – all chemicals that open blood vessels to encourage blood flow. They can also produce a neurotoxin in humid climate that induces motor paralysis. People with sensitive skin can also develop a rash from feeding sites.
Common species in the city
- Paralysis tick
- Bush tick
- Cattle tick
- Brown dog tick
Common signs of infestation
- Tick-borne illness with symptoms like chills, body ache, headache, fever, fatigue, etc.
- A large number of ticks on you or your pets
- Black on brown spots on the body
- Active tick sighting under the arms, in the ear, groin, hair, etc.
- Pet loss of appetite
Treatment tips and advice
- Keep your lawn trimmed and walk in the centre of trails
- Wear high socks and tuck your shirt into your pants when you are hiking to reduce their hiding spot.
- Routinely use veterinarian-approved tick products on your pets
- Maintain good hygiene and housekeeping
- Wash your pet bedding in hot water
- Vacuum the areas of your home your pet visits.
- Keep rodents out of your home since they are natural hosts
- Use natural repellents like diatomaceous earth, cedar oil spray, neem oil, etc.
- Avoid letting your pets out if it just rained
- Don’t remove them with your hands if you have allergies
Can I get sick from ticks?
They transmit various diseases like Colorado tick fever, Lyme disease, tick paralysis, typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, etc.
When will symptoms appear?
The symptoms will mostly appear between 3-30 days after infestation. However, some symptoms may not appear until after a few months or years depending on the disease.
Why Choose Us
- Fully licensed
- 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed
- 10 Years In The Pest Control Industry
- AEPMA Member
- We Turn up on time.
- Local Cairns Business
- QBCC Licensed
- Eco-friendly Tick Control Treatments
- $20 Million Public Liability Insured
- Fast and Reliable Exterminators
- Free Quotations
- Tick Control
- Tick treatments from $99
It is hard to provide a warranty on ticks as many external factors determine the success of complete removal.
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