Parasite Info

Queensland - East of ranges

Main Parasites

Paralysis Tick

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Paralysis tick – most active from Sept to March but when conditions are humid, natural host is wildlife making long grass and bushland the most common location

Heartworm – very high risk and all dogs and cats should have heartworm prevention from 12 weeks of age

Fleas – present all year

Roundworms – particular importance on hookworm in northern Qld that can cause skin disease in humans. Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional.

Queensland - West of ranges

Main Parasites

Paralysis Tick

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Heartworm – very high risk and all dogs and cats should have heartworm prevention from 12 weeks of age

Fleas – present all year

Roundworms – particular importance on hookworm in northern Qld that can cause skin disease in humans. Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional

NSW - East of ranges

Main Parasites

Paralysis Tick

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Paralysis tick – most active from Sept to March but when conditions are humid, natural host is wildlife making long grass and bushland the most common location

Heartworm – very high risk and all dogs and cats should have heartworm prevention from 12 weeks of age

Fleas – present all year

Roundworms – particular importance on hookworm in northern Qld that can cause skin disease in humans. Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional

NSW - West of ranges

Main Parasites

Paralysis Tick

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Heartworm – very high risk and all dogs and cats should have heartworm prevention from 12 weeks of age

Fleas – present all year

Roundworms – particular importance on hookworm in northern Qld that can cause skin disease in humans. Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional.

VIC - East Gippsland

Main Parasites

Paralysis Tick

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Paralysis tick – most active from Sept to March but when conditions are wet, for this reason it not found commonly in Victoria but has been found to Lakes Entrance. Natural host is wild life making long grass and bushland the most common location

 

Heartworm – moderate risk. Local prevalence is low but heartworm risk through wild canine populations and travelling dogs remains

 

Fleas – present all year with later summer and autumn when flea population infestations occur

 

Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

 

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional areas.

VIC

Main Parasites

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Heartworm – moderate risk. Local prevalence is low but heartworm risk through wild canine populations and travelling dogs remains

Fleas – present all year with later summer and autumn when flea population infestations occur

 

Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

 

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional areas.

 

TAS

Main Parasites

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Heartworm – low risk. There is no local prevalence and only risk from travelling canines.

Fleas – present all year with later summer and autumn when flea population infestations occur

 

Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

 

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional areas.

SA

Main Parasites

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Heartworm – low risk. There is no local prevalence and only risk from travelling canines.

Fleas – present all year with later summer and autumn when flea population infestations occur

 

Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

 

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional areas.

Additional Information

Tick control in far northern areas where ticks carry Ehrichisosis between dogs (north of Port Augusta) 

NT

Main Parasites

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Heartworm – very high risk and all dogs and cats should have heartworm prevention from 12 weeks of age

 

Fleas – present all year with later summer and autumn when flea population infestations occur

 

Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

 

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional areas.

Additional Information

Tick control areas where ticks carry Ehrichisosis between dogs (Katherine, Alice Springs)

WA

Main Parasites

Heartworm

Fleas

Roundworms

Mites

General Information

Heartworm – moderate risk. Local prevalence is low but heartworm risk through wild canine populations and travelling dogs remains

 

Fleas – present all year with later summer and autumn when flea population infestations occur

 

Roundworms of particular importance in young and that reduces as pets become an adult.

 

Mites – ear mites are uncommon but managed by regular prevention. Sarcoptes mange in dogs is gained from wildlife interactions and is important to be prevented in regional areas.

Additional Information

Tick control in Northern WA where ticks carry Ehrichisosis between dogs (Halls Creek, Kununurra, Broome, Pilbara)