Dog Ticks Control

It is interesting to note that dog ticks affect a wide variety of animals and not just exclusively to dogs. However, ticks prefer dogs to be their host. Ticks are tiny insects where adult ticks only grow up to 1/8 inch. As such, they are tough to be identified and located. Before you know it, ticks could have already spread and infected the entire household because ticks love to lay their eggs in dark and damp cracks in walls, ceilings and furniture.

Ticks only approach and feed on host blood when they are alerted by stimuli such as carbon dioxide, heat, hose odour, vibration or movement. Being able to survive for up to 5 months without food, they are able to live really long. They have a hard and powerful exoskeleton and as such, it is impossible to kill them by squishing them. A female tick is able to hold up to 5000 eggs and she lays them in different places, preferring cracks and crevices that are dark and damp.

Management Strategies

Inspection

Treatment

Vacuum & Residual Spraying

Preventive Measures