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Tick numbers have soared in Sydney in recent years – a fact we hear repeated constantly by our customers. The reason for this is simple:

Bandicoots! Councils have run hugely successful fox-culling programmes, and with their primary predator gone, the local bandicoot population has exploded.

The TickSafe Team

Bandicoots are ground-dwelling foragers that are immune to tick toxins. (Click here to learn more about tick bites). Possums, wallabies, large lizards, rabbits and brush turkeys also carry ticks, and all of these animals are thriving thanks to the lack of foxes – which means more ticks.

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Tick Safe & The Mozzie Team