Treatment for Ticks
Ticks thrive in areas where humidity levels are high, which means that Townsville, Queensland is their perfect breeding spot. Most of those ticks attach to pets, but they can also bite into humans. We can provide their expertise in tick treatment, keeping your home and yard safe from ticks.
Let our team of professionals handle it for you – safely, effectively and eco-friendly.
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How We Treat Ticks
At Pro Pest Control Townsville, we will first do a yard and home check to see if you have any tick activity. If ticks are found, we will apply live pest control, to kill the ticks along with their eggs. If no ticks are found or if the area has been treated, we will set a tick barrier to prevent a future infestation.
Why Are Ticks Considered Pests?
Ticks are considered pests mainly because they are a health hazard. Their bites are irritating, very often causing rashes – especially if the tick has been removed incorrectly. Plus, as ticks feed off the blood, they can carry diseases from one host to another, the most dangerous being Lyme disease.
Common Species of Ticks in Townsville
The most common types of ticks in Townsville are the following.
- Paralysis Tick: Very common especially in northern Queensland, with a light brown colour.
- Brown Dog Tick: Typically prefers to feed off dogs and has a dark brown colour.
- Bush Tick: It is commonly found on the East and West coast, and it can cause irritation. Its colour has more of a reddish hue.
Common Signs of a Tick Infestation
Tick problems may become obvious or suggested by the following signs:
- Tick sighting on your clothing, in the grass, or on your pet
- Bites that develop a rash
- Headaches and body aches
- Symptoms similar to the flu that are often accompanied by a rash
Treatment Tips and Advice
Using tick treatment will prevent a full-blown infestation. Here are a couple of tips for you:
Use a Tick Repellent
Nowadays, pharmacies and pet shops sell tick repellents that are applied topically. This will discourage ticks from climbing on you and your pet.
Mow the Lawn
Ticks prefer tall grass, as it is easier for them to hide in. Mow the lawn regularly to prevent the pest from staying in your yard.
Avoid Areas with Tall Grass
When you are going on a hike or taking your pet on a walk, avoid areas with tall grass. This may help you avoid ticks.
- Buy a Dehumidifier
Ticks like humid places and are vulnerable in dry areas. A dehumidifier can help control the air humidity so that you can discourage the ticks.
Wear Long Sleeves
Wear long-sleeved clothing to prevent ticks from hitchhiking a ride. For safe measure, tuck your pants into long socks as well.
How Much Does Tick Control Cost?
Pest control and lawn services are around $150-$300 for tick treatment. The price will depend on the size of your yard and the package that you choose.
How Long Does It Take to Apply Tick Control?
It takes around 10-15 minutes for a professional to apply tick control on an average-sized yard. You might want to allow 2-3 hours for the substance to dry before you take your pet outside to play.
How Often Should Tick Control Be Applied?
You should apply tick control every month if it is tick season (during summer). This way, you should be able to fend off ticks, especially if the last season was particularly bad.
Why Choose Us
- 20 Years Experience
- AEPMA Member
- QBCC Licensed
- Fully licensed Pest Management Technicians
- $20 Million Public Liability Insured
- Local Townsville Business
- Eco-friendly Tick Control Treatments
- Free Quotations
- We Turn up on time.
- Fast and Reliable Exterminators
- 100% Customer Satisfaction
- 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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Get In Touch
Contact Pro Pest Control Townsville today on 07 4158 5555 to discuss your requirements.