A ticks only food source is the blood of warm-blooded animals and all active stages of the life cycle require a blood meal for nutrition.

The most common hosts for ticks are dogs, cats, bandicoots, echidnas and possums. However sometimes humans can also provide the nutrition they need.

Ticks are responsible for the poisoning of many native and domestic animals. The effects range from discomfort and illness to death. In humans, effects can range from mild to severe allergic reactions to paralysis. There have been recorded deaths attributed to the paralysis tick.

For a prompt obligation free quote for the treatment and removal of ticks from your home or business please phone us on 9314 0259 or email us at service@sentinelpc.com.au