Ticks | Facts | Pest Control Sydney
Common across the Northern Beaches, the Upper North Shore and the Hills Districts of Sydney, ticks are insect parasites that feed upon human blood. Their numbers have increased considerably in recent years, as the fox-baiting program has greatly increased the number of bandicoots, rabbits, bush turkeys, and possums in these areas, who serve as the main vector for tick distribution.
Where are ticks they found?
Ticks prefer humid, bushy areas. Eggs are laid in leaf matter or mulch, while the adult insects rely on passing animals for feed and transport. They can easily drop on to clothing or packs when walking through tall brush or grass, grab a ride on a passing shoe or boot, or gain entry to the home through clothing hung outdoors to dry.
How can ticks affect humans?
To facilitate feeding, ticks inject a toxin in to their hosts. While ticks serve as a vector for typhus, encephalitis, and Lyme disease, most tick bites cause few or no symptoms.
However, when they do appear, the symptoms of a tick bite can be severe. Tick paralysis can include rashes, headache, fever or flu-like symptoms. This can progress in to increased weakness of the limbs and paralysis of the face. The site of the bite can exhibit a black scab, or eschar. Typically, this ailment involves a search and removal of an embedded tick, and treatment with antibiotics.
Ticks can also host bacteria that can lead to tick-borne typhus, encephalitis, and Lyme disease. With the exception of encephalitis, these ailments are treatable with antibiotics, typically doxycycline. They can be diagnosed by your doctor with a blood test.
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.