What is Tick?
Tick are animals that interfere with plants, they are very numerous and are estimated to be around 800 species worldwide. Here we share how to get rid of tick from plants, pets, or your garden. This technique uses organic, natural ingredients and is proven to work well.
Tick sometimes also become an animal that are firmly attached to their host and suck their host’s blood slowly. Usually they are attached to mammals, birds and reptiles. As a result, tick become the largest pathogen spreaders in the world. In fact, some diseases that occur in humans are also caused by these tick, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
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Here we will see how to effectively treat head tick. Let’s continue to follow this article until it’s complete.
How to Identify Tick
Tick are brown, adult size 1/4 inch, with eight legs. Reddish brown body with yellow or white marks on the body. Female tick are bigger when compared to males. Even female tick can grow up to 1/2 inch if they have drained blood. To get food, these tick attach themselves to the host. When biting, he takes out anesthetics and scrapes the skin of the host without pain.
Tick bites can cause skin irritation, can even cause allergies in some people.
Life Cycle Tick
The spread of dog tick in America occurs throughout the winter, while adult tick spread in the spring. Female mites after sucking blood and mating, they will lay eggs and very many eggs. Female tick store eggs in the soil up to 4000 eggs in the soil, these eggs will drip after 30 days. Then the egg, which has become a 6 foot larva, will look for its host and will usually stick to animals that pass and rub against it.
After a period of feeding for 3 to 12 days, then the larvae release and change their name to nymphs 8 feet. After eating with another host, then he fell back, changed skin and turned into young tick. The tick life cycle can last several weeks or even a year or more.
How to Control Tick
- Weeds and grass must always be guarded and pruned, if there is a pile of wood, push it away. This will reduce flea host protection.
- If possible, stay away from areas that have pests, grasslands, or forest areas.
- Limit the movement of your pet
- If you go out to a place that is identified as a lot of tick, wear special clothes with long sleeves and long pants.
- We recommend using bright clothes so that tick are more visible and easy to see
- Use herbal pets colars, to protect your dogs and cats.
- Use special medicine to eradicate insects in the yard.
- For long-term protection, use food-grade Diatomaceous Earth. This is made from fossilized aquatic orgasms. DE kills tick by printing the outside of insects as they crawl on fine powder.
- Keep your pet’s cage clean by spraying it using a special vegetable formula. Vegetable material that does not contain dangerous residues, so it is safe to use around the house, safe from the reach of children, and pets.
- Broad spectrum, also use neem oil, this can interfere with the growth of insects, and not harmful to beneficial insects such as bees.
- If all of them cannot solve the problem, place the problem areas and use botanical insecticides such as Safer® Mosquito & Tick Killer. This is a natural pesticide and can last up to two weeks. Botanical pesticides have a lower toxicity level, unlike the case with pesticides that use chemicals such as those that can be sold.
How to Remove Ticks
You can use tweezers or gloves, don’t use your bare hands. Hold the tick close to the skin, with firm pressure pulling the flea straight.
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Don’t flinch, because this can cause the body parts like a tick mouth to be left on the animal’s skin. Do not destroy the tick when removing, because bodily fluids can transmit the disease.
If it has been removed from the skin, clean the pet food container and clean your hands with soap and running water.