What do you know about Paralysis tick?

Facts about paralysis tick

Paralysis Tick affects our health

Paralysis Tick

The paralysis tick is the most known pest in Australia when it comes to ticks. They have an oval shape and a light brown or grey colour when hungry. Paralysis tick can be easily found in native bushland and rainforests in eastern parts of Australia. Ticks usually lay their eggs under moist leaves from which larvae hatch after approximately two months.  The whole lifetime of the tick usually lasts for a year and their most active months are in the spring and summer.

Paralysis tick has a bite that can cause serious allergic reactions and severe conditions because of the toxins it contains as well as the microorganisms that it transfers. One specifically dangerous microorganism that is carried by the tick can cause fever rickettsia.However, most common medical issue related to ticks are the allergic reactions. Often, if the person removes a tick from their body, it is good to do a thorough check just in case if there are more attached ticks.

How to protect yourself ?

There are four key elements in protecting yourself from paralysis tick:

  1. Avoid places that are known paralysis tick habitats

  2. Use a personal repellent that has DEET

  3. Wear long pants that are tucked into socks and cover up your body

  4. If you find a tick attached to your body, deal with it quickly.

There are many ways to reduce the population of ticks in areas where people contact with them. These types of ticks are unable to live in dry conditions and efforts to decrease the amount of moisture in the soil can reduce their impact.

Call our friendly pest controllers

Since  it is not easy to manage the paralysis tick population, the best way is to get helps from a professional pest controller. The pest controllers will do an inspection and create a treatment plan based on the specific situation. Call our pest control services at Masters Pest Control Sydney on (02) 8007 4666 to schedule an appointment. We open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. Also check out our other services below:

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