Skip to main content

TickSafe has recently featured on with some important tips to keep your garden protected from ticks this winter. See our feature below and read the full article by clicking here

Your garden may be full of life, colour and freshness, but it may also be full of pests that can damage the future of your garden. Aaron Wagner from TickSafe Australia has the perfect solution for getting in early on those pesky pests.

“Winter is traditionally the time where paralysis ticks are in their larval and nymph early stages of life.

Ticks are likely to inhabit the moist and shadier parts of the garden as they need moisture to survive.

Before heading into the garden, it’s important to take precautions to avoid tick bites.

Always dress with long sleeves and long pants tucked into socks.

Apply insect repellant containing DEET or Picaridin to all areas of exposed skin, making sure to apply it like sunscreen by rubbing it onto all areas without missing anywhere.

Cutting back overhanging foliage next to pathways and thoroughfares is also a great way to reduce the incidence of tick bites.

Check yourself for ticks after your time in the garden and place your gardening clothes in the clothes dryer for 20 minutes to kill any ticks on your clothing. If you do get bitten by a tick DON’T try to remove it with tweezers.”

Learn more by visiting!

TickSafe & The Mozzie Team