Ticks

Ticks are the largest and most conspicuous members of the order Acarina. Their most easily seen features are the spiracural plates which surround the external openings of the respiratory system. All ticks feed exclusively on the blood of vertebrates.

The life cycle of ticks has four stages – eggs, larva, nymph and adult. Mating usually occurs while adult ticks are on the body of the host animal. The female then drops to the ground and deposits her eggs. Larva will hatch from the eggs in anywhere from 2 weeks to several months. Most ticks spend their whole life on or near the ground, waiting for a suitable host animal.

 

Tick Management

  • To make it more difficult for ticks to get on your body, if you walking in tick-infested area you should avoid sitting on the ground or on logs in brushy areas.
  • Some non-chemical techniques which help reduce tick problems include keeping grass and weeds cut short in tick-infested areas.
  • Removal of bird or rat nests in and around structures will reduce the number of ticks.
  • Residual sprays of chlorpyrifos and propoxur are effective for tick control.
  • Infested pet bedding should be carefully washed or disposed. The area around the pet bed should be thoroughly treated. All tick life stages can usually be found in cracks and crevices in the infested structures. All these areas must be carefully treated.
  • Sealing of cracks and crevices where ticks can hide, both inside or on the exterior of homes, will aid in management of ticks. Regular examination and grooming of pets and frequent cleaning of their bedding, is also strongly recommended.

 

Control Methods

In order to detect potential pest issue early, we recommend you have regular inspection at your premises. All of our services are tailored to suit the need of your individual business.

  • Residual Spray

A sprayer with a multiple spray nozzles will applied insecticides safely and accurately to the insect harborages. Insecticide is sprayed at cracks and crevices, wall edges, furniture, etc. Chemical with flushing agent will drive the bug out from their hiding place and this would also increase their frequency of contact with the toxic.

  • Sanitation

Vacuum regularly or wash pet bedding weekly will maintain a hygienic living environment as it is important to reduce or prevent ticks infestation.

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