How to get rid of get rid of ticks ?
How do I get rid of ticks?
The tick is an arachnid, a venomous stinger mite that invades vegetation. Parasite, she attaches to the dog and feeds on her blood. This invasion is the cause of several diseases. One of them is Lyme disease.
What does a tick look like? How does it differ from insects? What steps can be taken to prevent it from stinging us? How do I get rid of it?
So many questions that are the answers to.
Tick infestation: how can it be identified?
Of the arachnid family, the tick is a voracious little creature that inhabits forests. It is 3 to 6 mm long. Brown in colour, it turns dark red when soaked in human or animal blood.
Adult ticks are oval and very small. They have four pairs of scratched legs. They have a globular body and thick skin. The tick has three senses: sight, hearing and smell.
The larvae are 0.5 mm long and have six legs. Nymphs, on the other hand, measure 1mm.
What is the life cycle of ticks?
After mating, at the end of winter, the male tick dies. The female, on the other hand, dies shortly after laying the eggs.
In recent years, due to global warming, some females have survived for up to about 1 year.
Their life cycle evolves into four different stages:
- Egg laying
The female lays thousands of eggs or even 3,000 eggs in hot weather. It lays less when it’s cool.
Eggs hatch during the dry season and give larvae. These need a lot of moisture during processing.
The larvae soon turn into nymphs. They also need moisture. They do not have genital openings like adults.
The nymphs transform and become adults. Adult ticks can withstand heat for hours. They benefit from dew at night and in the early morning.
Why is tick infestation harmful to us?
Ticks live in forests, in greenery, in dog kennels. They enter your home through your pets, which they cling to as they walk through forests and other infested areas.
Ticks do not fly, but they watch over their hosts and attack them as soon as they are in their vicinity.
They feed on human and animal blood by sticking their rostrum (oral parts) into the skin of their victims.
are just a few examples of hosts whose ticks suck blood.
Larvae feed through small animals. As for nymphs, they prefer medium-sized guests. When adult ticks feed very well, their weight increases more than 600 times. In this case, it is easy to see them. I don’t need a magnifying glass!
Ticks are a source of disease for humans and their pets. The saliva these parasites inject to their hosts contains viruses, protozoa or microbes. These infectious agents spread throughout the host’s body and poison it.
Anyone who has fun (without protecting themselves) to rid an animal of a tickis infected. This is especially the case for children.
The bite of the tick leaves redness on human skin.
Ticks transmit diseases including Lyme disease. Its symptoms are:
- muscle pain,
- stiffness in the neck, etc.
They appear a week or even a month after the tick bite.
Some exterminator tips to prevent tick infestation
With a little discipline, you can avoid tick infestation:
- Beware of your pets after a walk in the forest during the fall.
- Sprinkle a mosquito repellent on your clothes before going for a walk in the forest.
- Put on clothes that completely cover your body when you go out, you who live near the bushes. Pants and long-sleeved shirts are recommended.
- Also wear closed shoes.
- Inspect your clothes before you bring them into your home.
- Spray DEET-based insecticide on your clothes.
- Dry them at a high temperature.
- Make sure the colour of the clothes you are wearing. Light-coloured ones are preferable. This allows you to better spot ticks.
- Remove the fine tweezer tick quickly and seek medical attention if punctured. The earlier you remove it, the lower the risk of disease.
Never use your fingers or nails to remove the tick from the skin as it can crush it. Don’t throw away the tick after removal.
Put it in a tightly sealed box, dip it in alcohol without touching it. Mention the date and place where you were when the sting was taken for information.
- Examine your pets and see if the parasite has not landed there.
- Simply discard or burn the residue of carcasses. This will limit the risk of spreading parasites to other animals
Professional exterminator solutions to get rid of an infestation
Exterminators have several ways to get rid of ticks:
- Extermination by anti-tick products: the spraying of these products will prevent ticks from building their nests inside and outside the house. The exterminator will use them in accordance with Health Canada requirements. This method is very effective and is one of the most used by Montreal exterminators.
- The treatment of your pets by insect growth regulators and adulticides adapted to your specific case.
- Extermination by the tick collar: these collars must be worn by your pets such as cats and dogs. This method is effective in preventing ticks from attacking animals.
- Pesticide extermination: The exterminator uses pesticides to treat the environment against tick infestation.
The true tick exterminator:
- has a permit from the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development with the inscription C5: Extermination. This means that it exterminates pests in compliance with Canada’s Environment regulations.
- has a precise and rigorous working method.
- works with certified certified extermination technicians.
- quickly goes to the scene to identify the type of parasite,the degree of theinfestation and its source.
- provides appropriate treatment for your specific case.
- makes people aware of the steps to be taken to never suffer from these bloodsuckers again.
- shows total discretion. For example, it uses unidentified vehicles.
- offers a written guarantee on the effectiveness of the treatmentagainst tick invasion.
And you, have you ever had an infestation of this voracious insect? How did you get rid of it? Share your experience with us in the comments below.