How to Stay Tick-Free

When you think of one of the worst pests to find in your house, ticks would be high on the list. They’re parasites that feed on animal and human blood. Keep your family tick-free with these strategies from tick pest control experts.

But first, let’s explore what ticks actually do to your skin. This pest attaches itself to your skin, piercing it with its sharp mouth. Ouch!These little suckers (literally) prevent your blood from clotting by injecting a substance, anticoagulant, so they can feed. In some cases, a tick’s saliva may be highly toxic.

Prevent that annoying, itchy & swollen tick bite sensation. 

You’ll know if you’ve been bitten by a tick. The area will be agitated and possibly swollen. But that’s not the worst part. Ticks carry a potential health risk, including allergic reactions and infections. The best way to avoid ticks is to take proactive prevention.

Here are a few ways to reduce the risk of ticks in your house.

  • Keep your yard tidy

Ticks love untamed backyards. Every week, spend time mowing your lawn and trimming back scrubs. Ticks need places to hide and if your yard is landscaped and maintained, infestations are less likely to occur. Trim trees, seal off any openings to crawl garages, sheds and decks, and inspect your yard regularly. 

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  • Clean the interior

If you do have ticks, it doesn’t mean your home is dirty. But you need to pay extra attention to certain areas. Ticks and fleas live in carpet. So if you have carpets and throw rugs, make sure you vacuum weekly even if the floors look clean. Before every season, invest in professional carpet cleaning.

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  • Brush your pet

If you own a dog or cat, run a tick comb through their coat before letting them inside. This will keep pooch looking great and reduce the number of pests it carries. For long-haired dogs, this practice is extremely important. Remember, ticks love places to hide. Consider clipping the hair, especially during the summer. Ticks often get into the house via pets, so avoid this by keeping them clean.

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Ticks can lay up to 5,000 eggs in a single go and soon enough, you’ve got them biting pets (and even you). Avoid this from happening in your house by taking these precautionary steps.

And if you do spot or feel a tick, don’t worry. We’re here for you.

No more bites, Tick pest control will remove them.

At Allrid Pest Control Perth, we specialise in tick prevention and removal. If you’ve got a dog or cat, keep them healthy and safe. Pet bond spray treatments will eliminate ticks, as well as fleas and ants. We’ll target infestations in two visits, one week apart. This not only gets rid of the ticks you see, but any potential eggs.

Take precautions now to prevent (or manage) tick infestations. Call our team of tick specialists. Don’t let those little bloodsuckers get anywhere near your furry friends.

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Ian Bright