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What is a Tick?

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Ticks are small, parasitic arachnids that feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and reptiles. It is estimated that there are approximately 850 species of ticks worldwide. Ticks are small arachnids that are closely related to spiders and scorpions. 

Ticks are found in all parts of the world except for Antarctica. They prefer humid environments and tend to live in areas with high humidity levels.  In Australia, ticks are most often found in bushland areas along the east coast. Ticks are most often found in wooded areas, tall grasses, and bushes. However, they can also be found in gardens, parks, and even beaches.

Ticks can multiply quickly and become a serious pest problem if not controlled. These pests can attach themselves to humans or animals, and they feed on blood by burrowing their mouthparts into the skin. Once attached, they will feed for several days before detaching and falling to the ground.

In Australia, three common species of ticks are the brown dog tick, the grassland ear tick, and the paralysis tick.

The brown dog tick is typically found in urban areas and can infest both dogs and humans.

The grassland ear tick is most common in rural areas and predominantly affects livestock.

The paralysis tick is found in both urban and rural areas and can pose a serious threat to both humans and animals, as it can cause paralysis.

To avoid being bitten by a tick, it is important to be aware of the different types of ticks that are present in Australia and to take precautions when spending time outdoors.

Different Species of Ticks

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Description of a Tick

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Ticks are small arachnids, typically 3 to 5 mm long, part of the superfamily Ixodoidea. Along with mites, they constitute the subclass Acari.

Ticks vary greatly in appearance depending on their stage of development and what kind of host they have been feeding upon. They can be various colours, including brown, black, tan and red. For example, a nymph tick may look different from an adult tick that has not yet been fed. Newly hatched ticks (larvae) tend to be very small (approximately 1 mm) and translucent. Adult females can be considerably larger than males (up to 10 mm), particularly if they have been recently engorged with blood from a host animal.

Depending on the particular species or stage of development, a tick may have two pairs or three pairs of Legs. The body components include a hard outer shell (exoskeleton), which covers the entire body except for the eight legs, mouthparts, and genital opening(s). The exoskeleton provides structural support and protection for the tick's internal organs. Underneath this hard outer layer is a thin layer of muscle tissue that covers the entire body except for certain areas where it is attached to the exoskeleton.

Although this pest lack eyes, most ticks can detect light and dark periods, and some can even detect changes in temperature or humidity. Some ticks can climb tall grasses and other vegetation to get close to a passing host; others drop off low-lying vegetation onto an unsuspecting animal or human passing by.

Ticks have specialized sensors called Haller's organs located on their first pair of legs that help them to detect CO2 emitted by an animal or human from up to several meters away. Once a tick detects a potential host, it will climb onto the host's skin and insert its mouthparts into the victim's flesh. Ticks attach themselves to their hosts by burrowing their mouths into the victim's flesh until their feeding tubes are firmly anchored underneath the skin surface. This process usually takes less than ten minutes if conditions are ideal (i.e., warm temperature and high humidity).

The Life Cycle of a Tick

Ticks are small arachnids that feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and reptiles. They are often found in wooded areas where their hosts live. There are two main types of ticks: hard ticks and soft ticks. Hard ticks have a hard shield on their backs, while soft ticks do not. Both types of ticks go through four stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, nymph, and adult.




Adult Ticks

Ticks begin their lives as eggs, which are often laid in batches of up to 3,000. The egg stage lasts for about two weeks, during which time the eggs hatch and the larvae emerge. Tick infestations occur fast.
The larval stage lasts for about four days, the tick larvae climb onto nearby animals, where they will feed for the first time before dropping off and moulting into nymphs.
The nymph stage lasts for about seven days, during which time the nymphs feed on host blood going through two more moulting stages before becoming adults and beginning the cycle anew.
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The adult stage lasts for about two weeks, during which time the adults mate and lay eggs. Ticks can live for up to three years in the right conditions.

Breeding Grounds for Ticks

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Ticks are commonly found in areas with high grass or dense vegetation, as this provides them with ample opportunities to attach themselves to passing animals.

Ticks live near water sources, as this is where their animal hosts often go to drink.

Ticks will also commonly congregate in areas where there is a high concentration of hosts, such as around bird feeders.

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Once attached, ticks secrete cement-like substances that further anchor their mouths in place and make it difficult for them to be pulled out. If you find a tick on your skin, it is important to remove it as quickly as possible using tweezers or a specialized tool designed for this purpose.

Grasping the tick close to its mouthparts will help to avoid leaving behind any part of its head under your skin surface which could lead to infection. Slowly and steadily pull the tick straight out from your skin taking care not to crush its body which could release more saliva or fluids back into your wound.

After removing the tick, clean your wound with soap and water or alcohol then dispose of the tick by placing it in a sealed baggie or container. If you develop any type of rash or flu-like symptoms after being bitten by a tick, it is important to see your doctor right away as these could be signs of Lyme disease or another Tick-borne illness."

Tick Treatment for Bites

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Tick Chemical Treatments from a Pest Technician

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A tick control technician will take the following steps for killing ticks

1) Inspect the premises for areas where ticks may be present, such as wooded areas or long grass.

2) Apply residual insecticides to these areas, using a backpack sprayer or other equipment.

3) Remove any existing ticks from the premises, using tweezers or another removal tool.

4) Apply an aerosol or dust to cracks and crevices where ticks may hide, such as behind baseboards or in cabinets.

5) Monitor the premises regularly for the presence of ticks, and re-treat as necessary.

By taking these steps, a tick control technician can help to protect people from the risk of being bitten by ticks and contracting tick-borne diseases.

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How do Ticks Travel


Ticks can also be transported from one place to another by animals or by humans who inadvertently carry them on their clothes or in their luggage. Finally, ticks can also be transmitted indirectly, for instance when a dog brings a tick into the house on its fur. By understanding how ticks travel, people can take steps to avoid coming into contact with them. Once in contact call us to control ticks straight away!


Ticks are small arachnids that typically measure less than 1 cm in length. Their bodies are equipped with long, sharp mouthparts that they use to pierce the skin of their host and feed on blood. Ticks can travel in a variety of ways, depending on their stage of development. During the larval stage, ticks hitch a ride on an animal or person by clinging to their fur or clothing. In the nymph stage, ticks are more mobile and will often climb to the top of grasses or bushes, where they wait for a suitable host to walk by. Once they have attached to a host, ticks will usually crawl upwards until they reach a warm, sheltered spot, such as the hairline or armpits.
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Tick Problems that can occur and symptoms

01 | Anemia

When ticks feed on blood, they can remove large quantities of red blood cells. This can lead to anemia, which is a condition characterized by low levels of hemoglobin in the blood. Anemia can cause fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath.

02 | Allergic reactions

Some people may have an allergic reaction to the saliva of ticks. This can lead to itching, swelling, and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, anaphylactic shock may occur.

03 | Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. The disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is carried by certain species of ticks. When a tick bites an infected animal, the bacteria are injected into the bloodstream. If the tick then bites a human, the bacteria can enter the human body and begin to multiply.
Lyme disease can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fever, headache, fatigue, and a rash. If left untreated, the disease can spread to the joints, heart, and nervous system. Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical to preventing serious complications.

04 | Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tick-borne illness that can be deadly if not treated early. Ticks become infected with the bacteria that cause RMSF when they feed on animals (such as rodents or deer) that are already infected. They then transmit the bacteria to humans when they bite us. Although Rocky Mountain spotted fever is rare, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and seek medical help if you think you may have been exposed to the illness.
The most common symptom of RMSF is a rash that starts on the wrists and ankles and then spreads to the rest of the body. Other symptoms include high fever, severe headache, nausea, and vomiting.
If left untreated, Rocky Mountain spotted fever can lead to serious health problems such as organ failure and paralysis.

05 | Babesiosis

Ticks can transmit a number of diseases to their host, including Babesiosis. Babesiosis is a parasitic infection that is caused by the bacterium Babesia microti. Symptoms of Babesiosis include fever, chills, sweats, headache, nausea, and fatigue. The disease is most commonly transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. In some cases, it can also be transmitted through contact with contaminated blood or tissues.

06 | Tularemia

Tularemia is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans by ticks. The bacteria, Francisella tularensis, is found in many animals, including rodents and rabbits. When a tick bites an infected animal, it can then transmit the bacteria to humans. Symptoms of Tularemia include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and joint pain. In severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia or even death. If you think you may have been exposed to Tularemia, it is important to see a doctor immediately as prompt treatment is essential for a full recovery.

07 | Tick Bite

Ticks are ectoparasites, meaning they live on the outside of their host's body. Ticks usually bite humans when they are looking for a host to feed on. They will attach themselves to the skin and insert their mouthparts into the host's flesh. This can be painful, but not all people will experience symptoms at the site of the bite. Some people may develop redness and swelling around the area, and others may develop a rash or hives. In rare cases, people may experience more serious reactions such as difficulty breathing or paralysis. 
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Preventative Action for Ticks

By taking these simple prevention tips, you can help to prevent a tick infestation in your home.

Keep your garden clean and free of debris, such as fallen leaves and tall grass. This will make it more difficult for ticks to find hosts.
Treat pets such as dogs and cats with tick preventative medication year-round, which will help to reduce the number of ticks in the environment.
Regularly washing your animals
when outside wear long-sleeved shirts and pants
Regularly check their bodies for ticks after spending time outdoors, and remove any ticks that are found promptly.
If you find a tick on yourself or your pet, remove it promptly using a pair of fine-tipped tweezers.

Why choose E1 Pest Solutions?

E1 Pest Solutions is a pest control company that specializes in tick control. We have a team of experienced and qualified professionals who are dedicated to providing the best possible pest control services to our clients and their family. We use the latest technology and equipment to effectively remove ticks from your property. We also offer a variety of safe pest control solutions, including mosquito control, flea control, and general pest control. If you are looking for the best possible tick control solution, E1 Pest Solutions is the right choice for you. Call us now for a free quote!

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