Tick Pests

Ticks are ectopasites, since they live on the surface of another organism, belong to the arácnid class since they are characterized by having 8 legs in their adult phase and having no eyes, no antennae, no wings.

All ticks feed on blood, so they usually live in birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.

One of the most important is the dog’s brown tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus).

These insects can cause a problem in homes, especially those who have pets or are ranchers They are very worrying since they can transmit numerous pathogenic organisms such as bacteria and viruses, causing very delicate diseases, such as Lime’s disease, because it causes fever and even some muscle paralysis.

If you are concerned about fleas in your home, you may look for the following clues:

  • Presence of ticks in the fur of your pet or livestock animal. They are usually found in the area of the neck, ears, face, armpits, or English. The exploration in the fur of the animals, will allow us to detect them, especially when they are in adult phase.
  • They usually live in humid environments and in areas of abundant vegetation.

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The life cycle is comprised of 4 phases, hollows, larvae, nynphas and adults, usually completed in 2 months.

The females, when they have fed, break off and look for a protected site to lay their eggs, such as cracks in the walls and ceilings. They can deposit from 1000 to 3000 brown eggs and die after laying.

The eggs take 19 to 60 days to hatch, becoming tiny larvae with 6 legs, which look for a place to feed and after 3 to 6 days of feeding, they change in size and detach from the host to find a place where they feel protected to make the moulting, becoming nynphas, which have 8 legs and are reddish brown. In the nympha phase, they return to find another host to feed for 4 to 9 days and re-release to move to the adult phase, in which they return to find another power supply in which they will remain for 6 to 50 days and mate.

Ticks can be clearly differentiated into two groups

  • Hard ticks: They stay in the host sucking blood until they grow and the moulting occurs, since they proceed to let go and look for another place to feed, although there are some species that continue in the same organism all their lives.
  • Soft ticks: Only stay in the host for as long as it takes to feed.

In order to feed, ticks must insert their oral device into the skin of the host from which they feed.


The selection of tick control methods depends on the magnitude of the problem. In many cases, infestations in homes with good hygiene is due to the presence of pets, but when this is not the case, it is necessary to determine the species causing the pest, which will allow to know the species causing the pest and the floodlights.

Ticks are usually found areas where there are animals, wetlands and areas with abundant vegetation, so to avoid this pest, it is necessary to check the fur of the animals, in order to eliminate any undesyed parasites and maintain the green areas.

  • Direct insecticide control

Insecticides can be used to treat infested areas and protect them against a new infestation. It also helps to treat guests directly, i.e. infested dogs, cats or farm animals, but these veterinary treatments should be performed at the same time as treatments for infested areas.

At Gimasur we offer you a specialized service to eliminate your tick pest problem. Our technicians know your lifestyle habits and the different treatments that can be performed to eliminate them as soon as possible, offering safety and health to your environment.


If you need information or help with tick pest control treatments call 958074444.



Avenida Los Ángeles, 19, 1G
18300 Loja (Granada)



(+34) 958 07 44 44
(+34) 622 951 855




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