Ticks are parasites that feed on both animal and human blood. Aussie creatures such as possums, gliders, bandicoots and others are known for carrying ticks on their bodies.
Ticks often occur in humid, moist bushy areas and some areas have had ticks for so long in them that they will simply always be there but just need to be managed.
Charlestown Bushland, Blackout Reserve, the Fernleigh Track and the bushland around the lake such as Bolton Point all are hotspots for the nasty little tick. They are not very mobile and rely on passing animals to transport them.
Ticks are known to inject toxins that cause local irritation or mild irritation, however, most tick bites cause little or no symptoms. Tick-borne diseases, tick paralysis and severe allergic reactions can pose a serious health threat.
Hunter and Coast offer a full tick treatment service including tick pest control sprays and tick removal from your property to control and manage ticks.