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Australia’s Infamous Ticks and Fleas – How to Avoid Them!

The Sydney region, and more prominently the Northern Beaches, is known for the abundance of ticks and the threat they pose to you, your children and beloved pets. Though tick bites generally result in mild localized irritation and nausea, allergic reactions and of course the plethora of tick borne diseases. However, the paralysis tick can pose a severe threat to small children or pets that can be affected by tick paralysis!

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Many are alarmed when they’re told that Sydney is known for high tick activity and infestations but by taking precautions and regularly checking yourself all over, you can avoid the negative effects of a tick bite that goes
unnoticed.

The effects of a tick bite can vary depending on their stage of development, ranging from nymph to adult and the only way for ticks to grow is to have frequent “blood meals” which is why we’re at risk.

Ticks are most active during the warmer seasons, Summer, Spring and Autumn, but some ticks are still active during winter. They tend to hang out it thick brush or foliage as well as tall grass where they await their unsuspecting victim. This makes it essential to thoroughly check your body after travelling through such an area. If you’re frequently required to pass through heavy shrubs then it might be a good idea to invest in a set of overalls that has been impregnated with a pesticide (permethrin) which is known to be an effective deterrent.

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Lyme disease is another issue that ticks are propagating in Australia which has symptoms such as headache, fever as well as muscle or joint aches and excessive fatigue.

The risk involved with Lyme disease is that in the latter stages it can spread through the bloodstream and can end up in the brain causing an infection. Due to the risks involved in tick infestations and control it might be best to consult a professional, tick control is a complex procedure and involves a variety of approaches when done effectively.

DIY treatments are known to be ineffective and fail in controlling severe infestations, ticks aren’t a pest that you want to make mistakes with and they should be exterminated as quickly as possible.

Fleas are also known to be a common threat in the same areas that ticks populate. We’ve got an abundance of information regarding fleas so feel free to read through it all. We can do a combined treatment for both Ticks and Flea control at a discounted rate! Contact us today to secure a spot.

A1 Pest Control has over 38 years of experience and we’ve successfully completed tick extermination and tick control treatments over the decades.

Our pesticides are all high quality, low toxic varieties and are safe for use around children and pets. Our services are all warranted and guaranteed. So what are you waiting for? Call to get rid of any ticks threatening your home!

Book today on 0417 251 911 or email bruce@a1pestcontrol.com.au
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