Johnson Group Tick Control Service
Ticks are very common during Spring and Summer in Hong Kong due to the warm temperature and humidity. They usually live in the woods. However, as ticks are bloodthirsty by nature, they often follow humans and their pets home by hiding in their hair, fur, clothes or body parts! Tick will bite human and pets for blood, therefore it will cause allergic reaction, or even spread transmittable diseases. Not only it is a threat to human’s health, it could also cause ‘tick fever’ for our pets which could lead to other severe complications. The potential danger should never be overlooked.
Benefits of Using Our Service
- Service since 1947 – years of professional pest control experience
- Use Green Insecticides to Replace Traditional Toxic Chemicals – Natural Insect Repellent, Natural Bed Bug, Flea & Dust Mite Laundry & Spray, Green Pesticide (Borates)
- Combination of Professional Steamer, Monitors and Sticky Traps as Non-chemical Options
Professional Steam Cleaner
Natural Tick Control Products
SafePRO® Natural Bed Bug, Flea & Dust Mite Laundry & Spray
Eliminate pests in the wash cycle
All natural SafePRO® uses scientifically proven active ingredients to eradicate pests in the wash cycle. Wash all fabrics used on, around & in your bed. Also wash drapes, upholstery & clothing. It is the best solution for ridding your home of bed bug, flea & lice infestations.
SmellGREEN® Natural Insect Repellent
Repels mosquitoes, fleas, ticks & other blood sucking insects. SmellGREEN® solution is an all-natural, formulation of essential oils like Geraniol and Cedarwood oil. Its gentle lemon scent provides a long-lasting deterrent.
- 100% essential oil and plant extracts
- No color staining, no DEET, no toxin, no cancer-inducing substance
- US EPA FIFRA 25(b) Exemption (Non-insecticide)
- Geraniol is more effective and safer than DEET and Citronella according to researches by University of Florida
- Product from Canada
Characteristics of Ticks
Common types of tick found in Hong Kong include R. sanguineus and Bovine, which belong to the Ixodes family. They are about 1/8 inch in size, dark brown to black, and somewhat beetle-like in appearance.
Like spiders, ticks are arthropods. They can be divided into two main species, including Lxodidae (hard ticks) and Argasidae (soft ticks). “Soft and hard” refers to whether there is a shield-like hard plate on the back of the tick. Ticks feed on the blood of mammals, reptiles, and birds. They are small and flat before feeding, but body will inflate after feeding.
Ticks are parasites, which often have a preference in the body parts of the host. They generally hide in the parts where the skin is thinner, more moist, and difficult to be scratched, such as the host’s neck, back of the ears, armpits, inner thighs, pubic and groin etc.
Ticks are also vectors of some diseases, which could seriously threaten the health of humans and pets.
Problems Associated with Ticks
In addition to feeding on mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, ticks are also carriers of some diseases for humans and other animals. Although ticks are not a common human parasite, they still have the tendency to attack humans. Ixodes suck blood and secrete neurotoxins (sometimes paralyzing or kill the host), which will transmit a variety of diseases, some of which are listed below.