Tick Control Sydney

Tick Pest Control

Tick Control Sydney

The world has more than 800 species of ticks, 70 of which are found in Australia. Less than 25% of those ticks feed on humans, but they do attach themselves to your pet. This is why preventive tick treatment is necessary, especially in areas that are prone to tick infestations. At Eco Pest Control Sydney, our pest controllers can use their expertise in order to help you manage a potential tick problem.

How We Treat Ticks

Our experts at Eco Pest Control Sydney will first check the area for ticks. If ticks are found, then we will use tick treatment in order to get rid of the infestation, focusing mostly on your yard, but spraying the house as well if necessary.

If no ticks are found but the potential is still there, then we will create a tick barrier that will prevent the pests from crossing into your yard.

Why Ticks Are Considered a Pest

Ticks are considered pests because they are parasitic insects that feed off blood. As a result, they have a potential for carrying disease from one host to another, the most common being Lyme.

While the chances of contracting Lyme in Australia are low, there is still a possibility – which is why it is recommended that ticks are kept at bay.

Common Species of Ticks in Sydney

There are multiple species of ticks in Sydney, and all of them can also be found throughout the other regions of Australia. That being said, here are the ticks that are the main cause of concern in New South Wales, and implicitly, Sydney:

  • Bush Tick: The most common type of tick in Sydney – it usually hides in tall grass and bushes and is most likely to bite pets.
  • Paralysis Tick: Often referred to as the dog tick, it takes around 10% of the tick population, and can bite humans and dogs alike.
  • Cattle Tick: Less common, but it is a great concern to farm owners, as it can transmit tick fever – a disease that can be potentially fatal in cows.

Common Signs of a Tick Infestation

Very often, you know you will have a tick infestation if the previous season also had a tick invasion. Sighting of more than one tick, be it on your pet or yourself, might suggest that you are dealing with a tick infestation. In this case, a pest controller from Eco Pest Control Sydney can help you manage the situation.

How Do You Know You Have a Tick Problem?

If you have a tick problem, you will likely see at least one of the following signs:

  • Tick sighting in the grass, your pet, or your clothes
  • Tick bites associated with skin rashes
  • Headaches and body aches
  • A rash accompanied by flu-like symptoms

Tick Control Experts

Treatment Tips and Advice for Ticks

Prior preparation is one of the best ways to keep ticks at bay. Here are a few tips:

  1. Take Care of Your Lawn: Ticks like spending their time in tall grass, as it hides them. Mow the lawn regularly to keep ticks away.
  2. Spread Diatomaceous Earth: Diatomaceous earth has a dehydrating agent that pulls out moisture from the ticks. Sprinkle it on your carpets and vacuum it after a day or two.
  3. Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea tree repels a variety of insects, including ticks. Make a spray and use it on yourself when you go out. You can also spray it in your home.
  4. Get a Dehumidifier: Ticks love hiding in the shade and humid areas. To make your home feel less cosy for them, get a dehumidifier to control the humidity.
  5. Trim the Shrubs: Shaded shrubs and bushes are the perfect hiding spot for ticks. Trim the shrubs to discourage ticks from staying there.
  6. Wear Long Sleeves: Ticks may not be able to hitchhike a ride on you if you are wearing long-sleeved clothing. If you’re going in tall grass, tuck your pants into long socks for good measure.
  7. Check the Pets Regularly: If you have an outdoor pet, check them each time they come into the house. If they always come and go, give them at least one check per day.
  8. Apply Tick Repellent: Tick repellents can be easily found at pharmacies nowadays. Apply it each time you go to areas with grass.
  9. Use a Tick Collar: Most ticks that come in your yard are brought by wandering pets. A tick collar will prevent the tick from latching, which can prevent an infestation.
  10. Hire Pest Control: Very often, a tick barrier will prevent ticks from passing through your lawn. Talk with the pest controller about the best options for you.


  1. Do Ticks in Sydney Carry Lyme?

Very few ticks in Australia – including those in Sydney – carry Lyme. That being said, even if the situations are isolated, they are still possible – which is why you may want to control the tick population in your yard.

  1. Will Tick Control Be Harmful to My Pet?

This will very often depend on the substance that is being used, as some may cause stomach discomfort – especially if the pet comes into contact with the wet solution. Talk with your pest controller first.

  1. How Often Should I Treat My Yard Against Ticks?

Depending on the substances used, you may apply the treatment seasonally or every month. Discuss these matters with your pest controller.


Treating a tick problem can be done without spending much money. You can either buy medication for your pet from the vet. Or you can hire a trained tick control company for around $150 – $250 a visit.

Why Choose Eco Pest Control

  • Qualified & Licensed Pest Controllers
  • 20 Years Industry Experience
  • Professional Indemnity Insured
  • Public Liability Insurance $20,000,000
  • Experienced Professionals
  • Caring Customer Service
  • Prevention Strategies
  • Affordable & Fast Quotes
  • All Suburbs

Service Locations

Our Sydney pest control team service the following areas.

  • Central Business District & Sydney CBD
  • Sydney Inner City
  • Northern Beaches
  • North Shore
  • Western Suburbs
  • Inner West
  • Sutherland Shire, Hills District & Northern Suburbs
  • Southern Suburbs

Contact Tick Control Experts

Make A Booking

If you find that a tick infestation has gotten out of control, then we recommend getting in touch with us at Eco Pest Control Sydney as soon as possible.  Call us today and make a booking.

Phone 02 8880 7966.