It is important to use “fine-tipped” or “pointy” tweezers for the proper and effective removal of ticks for humans. Read more »
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...
Did you know a nymph tick is the size of a poppy seed, and they're everywhere, and often hard to detect!
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.