Ticks - Cause, Prevention & Cure
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* Ticks do not move
* They cling to one point of the animal body and suck blood
* Live outdoors
* Do not infest homes like fleas
* Can carry dangerous human diseases
* Hard to find in dogs body. Easier to deal with than
Ticks have four stage life cycle. 1. Egg laying adult. 2.
Egg. 3. Larvae 4. Juvenile. Ticks mates on hosts body
and lay eggs on soil or leaf litters. When they achieve juvenile
stage, they try to attach themselves to their hosts. So,
Keep your lawn mowed and cleaned regularly.
When you go hunting or fishing, be sure to wear hats as he
ticks get to the hosts from leaves. Wear light colored clothes.
Have your trousers tucked inside your socks so when a tick
gets on to your socks it can travel only on your dress and
can be found and removes when you site one.
Comb your pet well after your outdoor expeditions because
ticks take time to find their spot on your pets body.
Before they find one you find them. Unlike flea collars, tick
collars are very effective ()
When you find a tick on your pets body, use special
tweezers like () to pull the tick gently out. Do not rotate
and pull because the head of the tick could be left behind
on your Scoobys body causing infections.
the head gets stuck, wear gloves, apply oil on the spot, massage
the spot a little and then remove the ticks head using
your gloved fingers. Be careful while removing ticks, if the
head splits up it could cause infection.
the spot gets infected, use 70% alcohol (Vodka) on the spot
and apply antibiotic cream. ()
After you successfully remove the tick from your pets
body, do not squish it you cannot kill a tick by squishing,
put them in alcohol to kill it.
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