Ticks are small arachnids that are a common pest because they feed off the blood of humans and animals alike. Ticks can carry and transmit many diseases therefore post a massive risk to our health and wellbeing, making safe tick removal a priority. Some species of ticks such as the Australian paralysis tick are also known to be venomous and cause tick paralysis therefore it is incredibly important that proper tick control is implemented if you believe you have an infestation of ticks.
Ticks prefer humid and busy areas and are a problem for both us and our pets. If you live in especially bushy areas such as Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches, we recommend that you get in contact with us. The team at Mr Termite Pest Control are experts in tick removal and tick control and will ensure that these ticks do not infest your home.
How to get rid of ticks
It is important that if you or your pets have ticks, that you know how to get rid of ticks properly. Do not irritate it by wiggling it out or putting rubbing alcohol on it. Such action can cause ticks to release bacteria into your bloodstream and potentially cause Lyme disease. Instead, grab a pair of fine-point tweezer and grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible. Pull the tick out applying even pressure and avoid squashing the tick during the removal as this can cause more problems when parts of the tick remain in the skin of you or your furry friends.