Treatment for Ticks
There are more than 850 species of ticks in the world, a lot of which will feed on humans and pets alike.
As they are vectors for diseases, a possible infestation must be addressed as soon as possible.
At Pro Pest Control Perth, we are fully licensed and insured, providing you the experience necessary to get rid of the ticks in your yard.
Give us a call now 08 7744 5555.
How We Treat Tick Infestations
At Pro Pest Control Perth, we will inspect the area for tick activity. If no ticks or eggs are found, but the area holds potential, we will create a tick prevention barrier around the house. If ticks are found, we will use live spraying to get rid of ticks and their eggs. For long-term protection, we will install a tick barrier around the house.
Why Ticks Are Considered a Pest
Ticks have the potential of carrying Lyme disease. While this disease is not native to Perth or Australia, the chances are still there – even if they are low. Aside from Lyme, they carry other diseases as well, which can be dangerous to humans and animals alike. This is why pest control is essential, as it keeps ticks away from your home.
Common Tick Species in Perth
Perth is home to most of the ticks that can be found all over Australia. These are the most common species you’ll likely come across:
- Paralysis Tick: It’s white and draws blood from both humans and pets. It dies shortly after laying eggs.
- Bush Tick: Similar to the paralysis tick, but it’s black. It feeds three times before it lays eggs, after which it dies.
- Brown Dock Tick: A brown tick that is widespread in Western Australia and attaches itself to dogs. Occasionally, it may bite humans as well.
Common Signs of Tick Infestation
The most common sign of a tick infestation is the actual sighting of the ticks. Most of the time, you will see them attached to your pet or yourself. They may also dwell on the lawn and other similar areas. Ticks prefer tall grass, as it gives them a good hiding spot. If you see ticks on your property, contact Pro Pest Control Perth and we can help you get rid of the pest.
How Do You Know You Have a Tick Problem?
If you’ve had a tick issue in the last season, you’ll probably have a problem this season as well, once the eggs hatch. If you’ve already seen ticks and you notice the following symptoms, you might have a problem:
- Bites and rashes on the skin
- Obvious tick activity
- Body aches
- Symptoms similar to the flu
Treatment Tips and Advice for Ticks
Ticks can be prevented by implementing just a few preventive methods. Here is what you can do to prevent ticks:
- Mow the Lawn: Ticks love spending time in tall grass. Mow the lawn regularly to remove their hiding spots.
- Trim the Shrubs: Just like they love staying in tall grass, ticks love staying in damp, overgrown shrubs as well. Trim them regularly to reduce dampness.
- Use Essential Oils: Ticks are repelled by essential oils such as tea tree, citronella, oregano thyme, and clove. Make a spray of one or more of these oils to prevent ticks.
- Regularly Check Your Pet: To prevent ticks from getting in, you might want to check your pet frequently throughout the day. While you are at it, check yourself before you enter the house as well.
- Wear Long-Sleeved Clothes: It might seem hot, but if you are going to areas with tall grass, you should wear long-sleeved clothing and tall socks. This will prevent ticks from latching themselves into your skin.
- Use Tick Repellent: It’s very easy to find tick repellent at the drugstore nowadays. Applying it on your skin will discourage the ticks from taking a bite out of you.
- Diatomaceous Earth: Diatomaceous earth is the bane of every insect, as it latches on its exoskeleton and dehydrates it to death. Consider sprinkling it on the lawn and even in your carpet, vacuuming it after two days.
- Control the Humidity: Ticks love high humidity areas. To discourage them from invading your yard and home, you should keep a controlled, proper humidity level.
- Spray Pesticide: Nowadays, there are many pesticide shops where you can purchase tick sprays that are non-toxic for humans and pets. Keep it a regular habit to spray them around.
- Hire Pest Control: Experienced pest controllers can create a tick barrier around your home. This can prevent tick infestations in the long run.
Do Ticks in Perth Carry Lime Disease?
Perth ticks have a low risk of carrying Lyme disease, as the bacteria are not native to the area. However, while small, the risk is still there, which is why you need to be protected.
How Often Should I Apply Tick Control?
During tick season, you should apply tick control every month. This will prevent the ticks from coming onto your property.
Is Tick Control Dangerous for My Pet?
Certain tick chemicals can be very dangerous to cats and dogs – especially if they come into contact with the wet solution. This is why it is recommended to discuss options with your pest controller first.
Why Choose Us
- QBCC Licensed
- Fully licensed Pest Management Technicians from Queensland Health
- $20 Million Public Liability Insured
- 20 Years In The Pest Control Industry
- Australian Environmental Pest Managers Associationand Government
- Local Gold Coast Business
- Eco-friendly Tick Control Treatments
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- 100% Customer Satisfactio Guaranteed
- Free Quotations
- We Turn up on time.
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- Tick treatments from $99
It is hard to provide a warranty on ticks as many external factors determine the success of complete removal.
- Perth CBD and Inner Suburbs
- East and West Suburbs
- Perth Northside
- Perth Southside
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Contact Pro Pest Control Perth today to discuss your requirements.
Phone us on 08 7744 5555.