Ticks Pest Control Services Sydney
Ticks are particularly bothersome pests because they can affect all members of your family, including children and pets. These pests are often found in properties near wooded areas and most of them require some moisture and humidity to survive. Their primary diet consists of blood and that is often drawn from animals and sometimes even humans. Pets are more susceptible to ticks and bites from them than humans are. These pests can settle on your pet’s skin and become attached. Ticks can also bite humans and cause health problems in the long run. At Knock-Down Pest Control, we recommend our clients to call us immediately if they notice any signs of ticks.
What are the common signs of ticks?
Tick infestations are usually difficult to spot but these pests make their presence known. Some ticks do bite humans if they’re in close proximity so if you notice unexplained marks or irritations on your skin, you might be dealing with a tick infestation. These creatures are quite visible when they’re out in the open and well-fed. They look like small melon seeds and are red or brown in colour. However, they tend to move quickly and will jump on your body before you even notice their presence in your vicinity.
What do We Need To Know About Them?
A female tick can lay between 2,000-18,000 eggs in her lifetime and most of these eggs will survive.
Finding the eggs isn’t easy because ticks can lay it in any part of your property. They prefer cracks and damp corners. The eggs are also very small so it’s not easy to spot them during the search.
It’s not easy to detect bites because the ticks will deliver a numbing agent along with the bite. However, if you suspect you’ve been bitten, visit a doctor immediately. Tick bites can cause Lyme disease and the effects can linger for months.