Tick treatment for families
What are ticks?
Ticks are parasites that feed on human and animal blood. There are many tick species
in Australia though the most common species that attacks humans is the paralysis tick, Ixodes holocylus.
Where are ticks found?
Ticks occur in humid, moist bushy areas. They are not very mobile, but rely on passing
animals (hosts) e.g. bandicoots and black rats to both feed on and transport them.
Symptoms of tick bites
The result of tick bites can be minor local itching and swelling at the site of the tick bite.
Extreme reactions can include;
- Tick anaphylaxis:
only occurs when the tick is disturbed – scratched, squeezed or traumatised
- Meat allergy:
in tick areas MMA after Tick Bite (0.12%) is more common in adults than peanut anaphylaxis
What should you do if you get bitten?
The most important thing to do is ensure the tick is not disturbed to prevent allergic reactions.
Avoid using household tweezers. Use Medi Freeze Tick Off to freeze and kill the tick.
Freeze it, don’t squeeze it.
How to remove a tick correctly
With Medi Freeze Tick Off, you can safely and effectively remove ticks.
Learn how to use Medi Freeze Tick Off in this instructional video.
Medi Freeze Tick Off
Medi Freeze Tick Off provides an innovative applicator for the removal of ticks.
- Registed Class 1 Device
- Aerosol with cap, Dimethyl ether
- Targeted spray which will not disturb the tick
- No assembly required
- Suitable for children 4+
- Multiple applications per pack
For external use only. For use on adults and children over 4 years old. See the precautions on the aerosol dispenser and the enclosed instructions for use. Store in a cool dry place below 25 degrees celcius. Keep away from sunlight. Flammable.