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How to Protect Your Pets From Ticks

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How to Protect Your Pets From Ticks

Always check your pet for ticks when they come indoors after being outdoors in known tick areas.

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Tweeze Don't Squeeze

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Tweeze Don't Squeeze

It is important to use “fine-tipped” or “pointy” tweezers for the proper and effective removal of ticks for humans. Read more »

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Be Tick Aware Outdoors

Be Tick Aware Outdoors

Watch out for ticks on your journey while travelling and enjoying Australia's bushland, whether you're camping, bushwalking, dog walking, or you're a farmer out working on the land. In parks and all outdoor activities, especially gardening. Anywhere there is grass, plants, scrub trees, piles of leaves or logs - ticks are all along the East Coast of Australia now.  Remember ticks lurk under piles of leaves where children and pets play.   TICK- BORNE  DISEASES ARE PREVENTABLE Dress to protect yourself by wearing long sleeve shirts, and long pants tucked into high socks. Wearing light-coloured clothing makes it easier to see...

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Did you know a nymph tick is the size of a poppy seed, and they're everywhere, and often hard to detect!

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Did you know a nymph tick is the size of a poppy seed, and they're everywhere, and often hard to detect!

Nymph ticks - which are tiny baby ticks are the size of a poppy seed.
Nymph ticks can be as toxic and dangerous as an adult tick.

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How to remove a tick

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How to remove a tick

Removing an engorged tick
  • Remove a tick as soon as you realize it is on you.
  •  Aggravating a tick by squeezing, burning or putting any substance on it can cause the tick to back out. 
  • Aggravating an engorged tick may cause it to inject its toxic saliva into you increasing the risk of a tick-borne disease in humans and pets.
  • When the tick is agitated it will attach itself with greater determination.

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