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Tick Management and Tick First Aid

Managing Ticks Around Your Home

  • Install animal proof fencing. This prevents the host animals (e.g.bandicoots) coming into your yard where they can drop
  • If there are tick prone areas around the home, install fencing to prevent children from entering those
  • Ticks do not like dry conditions! Keep overhanging foliage and leaf litter to a minimum and mow lawns
  • Apply insecticides to areas where ticks occur, you may need the services of a professional pest controller. Ensure that ticks are mentioned on the insecticide label.
  • Regularly treat pets to prevent ticks—ask your vet for advice; many dogs and cats die every year from tick

Preventing  Tick Bites

  • Wear long-­‐sleeved shirts and long pants when walking or working in areas where ticks occur
  • Tuck pants into long socks Wear a wide-­‐brimmed hat
  • Wear light-­‐coloured clothing, which makes it easier to see ticks
  • After being outdoors, remove clothing and place clothes in a hot dryer for 20 minutes to kill ticks that may be on clothing
  • Undress and check for ticks daily, checking carefully on the neck and scalp
  • Use insect repellent, particularly ones containing DEET (such as Tropical RID®, Tropical Aerogard®, Bushmans®) or Picaridin (OFF!®)
  • Use permethrin-­‐treated clothing when exposed to ticks e.g. when

The above information is from the resource located at http://www.tiara.org.au/

Do the online Awareness Education program developed by State Cover.

 

 

 

 

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Tristan Hardwick
Tristan is a passionate trainer in the first aid and safety industry and enjoys ensuring that the training he delivers is engaging and practical. He volunteers with the State Emergency Services Queensland, and supports the local community by offering grants and subsidies for AEDs in the community program.