Tick 虱


Adult size – 8-13mm long 
Appearance - Flattened dorso-ventrally, roundish to oval, palps are leg-like
Behavior - Powerful cutting chelicerae that penetrate the host during feeding, nocturnal feeders. Can live for many years.
Habitat – Laid egg in 4-6 batches comprising 15-100 spherical eggs. Eggs deposited near the adults or near resting place in cracks and crevices in the walls, floors, furniture, in mud, dust, debris.

Approaches to control them

  1. ULV Misting
  2. Residual spraying