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There are many species of ticks but the most often encountered tick are the Australian paralysis tick and the brown dog tick. Both ticks can appear on animals as well as humans. The paralysis tick can cause the death of animals, partcularly dogs and cats, and illness in humans.
Control of ticks can be achieved with a combination of both chemical and non-chemical approaches. Reduce or eliminate moisture from known tick areas, reduce weeds, low vegetation and keep grass cut short, exclude or discourage bandicoots as these are carriers of paralysis ticks, spray areas known to harbour ticks with an approved insecticide. Pets should be inspected daily and ticks removed when they are found. Treat pets with an approved tick treatment from your vet or pet store.