Eradication of cattle tick is possible because, as a 1-host tick, all of the host-attached life stages can be killed with planned chemical treatments. By killing ticks before they drop and lay eggs, you also stop your pastures from becoming contaminated with seed ticks. Eradication is mandatory if cattle tick are found outside of the tick zone. Check the regulatory treatment requirements for your State or Territory. In many instances tick eradication may not be not practical, or possible and therefore the next option is to manage or control tick populations to reduce business losses.
To eradicate cattle tick from your property ticks must be removed from you animals, as well as seed ticks from your pastures. An eradication plan requires
Cattle tick can be challenging to eradicate due to increasing chemical resistance, changes to land use, increased feral animal movements and limited availability of cattle dips. In instances where eradication is not possible, cattle tick monitoring and control can still be an effective means to reduce business losses.