How to get rid of ticks

Ticks are small arachnids that feed on the blood of animals. If left unchecked, these blood suckers can cause anaemia in pets and malnutrition symptoms. In addition to this, ticks can spread diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Fever and Tick paralysis.

How to identify a tick infestation

Once ticks have attached to a host and started engorging blood, they can easily be identified. Check your pet often for these pests.


Because ticks cannot fly or jump high, the only way they can get onto a host’s body is by jumping from an elevated place. Trim overgrown vegetation such as bushes and grass around your home to make attaching to a host difficult. If they can’t attach to a host, these pests will starve and die.


Ticks are easy to remove from your pet’s body with your hands. Exercise extreme care to avoid crushing the tick as you remove it as this might release pathogens into the host’s body.

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The Insect Repelling Dog Bed incorporates the latest technology by Insect Shield and incorporates it into a bed for your pets.  All you have to do is fill the casing with old towels, pillows, blankets etc.