Ticks are blood-sucking parrasites, They can feed on mammals and on warm blooded creatures such as dogs and humans, birds, possums and reptiles.
They transmit Borrelia, a bacteria which causes Borreliosis (Lyme disease, Lyme like dieseases),
Ehrlichia, Babesia, Rickettsia, Bartonella and other infections of unkown cause or origin
The Paralysis Tick is commonly found on the east coast of Australia, alongside the Brown dog tick and the Bush Tick
Ticks lay thousands of eggs and then die, male ticks feed on female ticks while they copulate, male tick are less dangerous than females as they are more likely to feed on females than hosts (e.g humans, dogs, birds and reptiles)
If you have found ticks in or around your home, please call one of pest management specialist team at ABC Pest Control for a free quote
If you or your animals have been attacked by ticks go see your doctor or vet right away and seek medical advice