Tick treatment could be needed for humans, pets, the home, yard, workplace and in upholstery. Controlling and preventing ticks from targeting you, your pets and property should all be considered well before tick season. Ticks are tiny parasites that need to feed on a blood meal to develop through their four lifecycle stages (egg, larvae, nymph and adult). If you live near or are visiting areas where ticks are widespread then you should prepare and look to repel them before they try to feed on you or your pets (known as 'hosts'). These parasites are found in tall grassy areas, woodland and habitats where there are several hosts to help keep them thriving. Ticks can carry diseases and infections and can transmit these to both animals and humans if they are infected. Bites are not always felt, and some show no signs or symptoms, however these can develop in the weeks following an infected bite.
Symptoms to look out for in humans, cats and dogs can be viewed in more detail on our tick bite symptoms page. The best tick treatment for infectious bites should be sought immediately, by visiting a doctor or veterinarian for diagnosis and medication. As some people do not know if they or their pets have been bitten, you must ensure that you let the professional know if you have been near tick prone areas if you suffer any of these symptoms. Some initial symptoms can be much like what you would experience with the flu, but they could become worse down the line if not diagnosed properly.
Treatment of Ticks
If you find a tick on you or your pets, you should look to remove and kill it immediately. Some bites do not have any adverse effects, as not all ticks carry infections or diseases, however you should still look to remove it carefully (in one piece) and not leave any part in the skin. You could treat the bite with an antiseptic wipe if necessary and monitor any signs of illness afterwards. Use protective gloves if possible.
Tick Treatment for home and yard - Repellents should be applied to both you and your pets as a tick treatment prior to and during tick season if you/they are spending time outdoors. Your homes and yards should also be treated. You could look to create tick-free zones in the yard and around your property by keeping the lawn short, cutting back large shrubs, trees and plants, sweeping up leaves and planting natural repelling herbs and plants. Insecticides can be used (sprays and powders) in the yard - but ensure you are aware of the chemicals involved. Sprays, powders, foggers or bombs could be used in the home to alleviate the chances of tick infestations . Regular vacuuming, cleaning, washing of bedding (certainly pets) and flooring/cupboards are all good ideas in case any ticks are accidently brought in on pets or clothing.
If you have a tick infestation that seems to be out of control, call in the local pest control to apply a tick treatment. They will be up to date with the latest products and may have a lot more experience with such situations. Unfortunately there arenít any methods that can guarantee ticks will not get into your property or on your skin, however if these different types of treatments are exercised it may give you a much better chance.
Treatment for Ticks
Prevention of parasites can be a lot less hassle and a lot less harmful than waiting for a tick bite or infestation to occur only to seek a treatment
Use this site to learn as much as you can about tics and the nasty diseases they are able to transmit
Learn about the lifecycle, how they feed, where they come from and at what times of the year are they at their worst
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