Brown Dog Ticks
The Brown Dog Tick sucks the blood of unsuspecting prey. They are notoriously long-lived, being able to survive for 3-5 months without a meal. They have been known to transmit a multitude of diseases that rarely affect humans but pose a serious danger to dogs, who are their main targets. They are 2mm to 4mm in size, dark reddish or brown in colour, wingless, and hexagonal shaped.
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Should an infestation be found, residual spray treatment will be carried out. We will treat suspected harbourage areas and cracks & crevices, including the dog’s bedding and furniture. Bedding of babies and young children should not be treated, but washed or dry-cleaned instead.
Bedding of infested pets should be destroyed or cleaned to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and a pest-free environment.
Keep the dog away when treatment is carried out.
Please bring infested pets to a vet or groomer for de-ticking to prevent re-infestation. The number of de-ticking required would depend on the vet’s advice.
*A follow up treatment may be required after an interval of 7 days.
- Lurks in carpets, cracks, crevices and animals (specifically dogs)
- Finds its prey by detecting heat signatures and carbon dioxide emission
- Injects anticoagulants and anesthetics while feeding so as to remain undetected