Ticks | Facts | Pest Control Sydney
Ticks are parasites that feed on animal and human blood and are very common in the Northern Beaches, Upper North Shore and Hills Districts of Sydney. Because of the successful fox baiting programme in the above areas the amount of bandicoots, bush turkeys, rabbits and possums have increased tenfold. These mammals are the main vector of distribution for ticks therefore ticks have increased tenfold.
Where are ticks they found?
Ticks like humid, moist, bushy areas. Eggs are laid in leaf matter or mulch. Ticks rely on passing animals to feed on and transport.Ticks may drop onto clothing after brushing bushes or trees, or fall from over hanging branches, especially around cloths lines.
How can ticks affect humans?
Ticks inject a toxin that may cause local irritation or a mild allergic reaction, how ever most tick bites cause little or no symptoms. In some cases ticks can pose a serious threat to human health.
Early symptoms of tick paralysis can include rashes, headache, fever, flu like symptoms, tenderness of lympnodes, unsteady of gait, intolerance to bright light, increased weakness of the limbs and partial facial paralysis. At the site of the bite there maybe a black scab or eschar. Clinical diagnosis is confirmed by specific blood tests. Tick typhus is treated with antibiotics.
How to reduce the risk of being bitten
When outside gardening, wear a long sleeved shirt, long pants tucked into socks and a wide brimmed hat. When inside check behind your ears, on the back of the head, groin, armpits and back of knees.
Many dogs and cats are infested each year and can often die from tick paralysis.
Ticks Pest Control Price List
Ticks Pest Control company Micropest Pty Ltd provides the following services with an approximate price. Please don't hesitate to ring because we do have specials from time to time and we are flexible.
Tick Pest Control
Micropest tick pest control uses a German chemically engineered product called Cislin25. Its UV light resistant, rainfast, odourless and doesn't leave a stain. We have trialled a number of different tick control treatments over the years and have found Cislin 25 to be the most effective, yet, pet and children friendly.
Like everything, preparation of the site is the key to success. Before Micropest arrives for a tick pest control treatment.
1) Mow the lawns short.
2) Pick up all children's toys, dog bowls, cat bowls and anything else you don't want to be sprayed.
3) Remove washing from the clothesline.
4) Cut back any overgrown trees or shrubs.
Micropest will then spray all the lawns, gardens and reachable trees. When we spray Cislin 25, it leaves behind millions of microdots of synthetic pyrethrum. The tick comes into contact with the Cislin and when they groom themselves, the ticks ingests the tick pest control treatment then dies. After treatment no high-pressure washing or mowing the lawns for two weeks.