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How to Get Rid Of Ticks in the House


If you are a pet owner, the most common issue that you can face is your pet's being host to parasites. It can be a really irritating experience for the pet and can result in skin diseases for the animal too.  There are a variety of parasites that your pet can encounter and ticks are one of the most common of these.

Once ticks decide to cling to you or your pet, they can’t be easily plucked off as their grip is very strong. Hence it is better to avoid the occurrence in the first place. In case you or your pets are infested by ticks, pest killers or insecticides can be used to get rid of these.  To kill or draw out any ticks around you, the knowledge about the right products is very important.

How to Get Rid of Ticks

Ticks usually find their ways into your house by using your pets as host bodies. It is important that no ticks are hitched to your pets’ skins before you start the solution for killing the parasites. Here is a 3 steps process that you can follow to get rid of ticks in the house.

Step 1:

If you are a homeowner there are basically two ways that ticks might be entering your property or inside your house. One way is that your pet brings the ticks along from outside. The other way is that the ticks cling to your pants and enter the house. One way or the other, ticks survive by feeding off others’ blood.  After you have established that there are ticks in your house, before treating the animal, check your pet for the source as it is the most common method of ticks to enter the houses. The animal can be treated with topical flea treatment which comes in our products by the name or Martin’s Prefurred. It can be used for cats and dogs, both. A spray named Petcor can also be used to prevent further infestation.

Step 2:

Conduct a thorough vacuuming of your floor, windows, curtains and carpets for any ticks or any tick eggs that might have been laid. Dispose of the bag or dust it outside of your house in the garbage. Use a mixture of insecticide spray and IGR to achieve the best results for getting rid of ticks inside your house. Suggested products are Reclaim IT and Novacide for indoor use. Apply these products according to the instructions on the container or label. Repeat the application process after every 14 days to avoid any infestation of ticks again.

Step 3:

Go for cultural control and insecticides for the outsides of the house. Trim down the trees and dispose of any heaps of leaves or shrubs that might be lying around the house on the outside.  One you are done with removing all excess plantations from around the house, use a granular or liquid insecticide to treat the area. Ticks are usually carried in by rodents, wildlife or stray animals so use Bifen LP to avoid the occurrence of infestation. Reclaim IT can be used to create a barrier between your house and ticks.

Other than the 3 steps process, you can adopt simple practices that will keep ticks away from your house.

Give your Pet a Tick Bath

Use a flea or tick repellent shampoo to give your pet a bath. As we have established that ticks are carried into the house mainly by animal bodies and mostly by the pets you have, it is important to give your pet animal a bath regularly to avoid any ticks entering or building an infestation in the house.

Pet Tick Spray

Use pet tick spray on your domestic animals to repel or kill any ticks that try to create a host on your pet’s body. Tick repelling sprays are easily available and can be a solution to your tick problem.

Dust your Home with Pesticide

After you have physically removed as many ticks as possible by dusting or vacuuming your house; dust the nooks and crannies of your house with pesticide powders or sprays. The pesticides will kill any remaining ticks or the eggs that have been laid by the ticks over your house.

Mow your Lawn

Ticks reside in tall grown grass. Mow your lawn regularly to be rid of ticks. As we discussed above how excess growth of plants and trees around your house can invite ticks into the area and then into your house through your pet's, tall grown grass can have the same effect. Mow your lawn on a regular basis to avoid a tick infestation in your house and outside as well.

Use Pesticides in your Lawn

Use approved and known pesticides that are not harmful to the plants to be clear of ticks.

Following the 3 steps process and these basic habits, you can easily avoid a tick infestation in your house or get rid of one in case you have it.

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