Types of ticks
- American Dog tick
- Brown Dog tick
- Gulf Coast tick
- Lone Star tick
- Black-legged tick
Severe tick infestations can cause anemia, weight loss, paralysis and even death.
Common tick-borne diseases include: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Tularemia, Ehrlichiosis, Relapsing fever, Colorado tick fever and Babesiosis
Did you know?
- Ticks are arachnids, which mean they are closely related to spiders and scorpions.
- Tick infestations are more common in dogs than cats.
- Ticks are generally not born with disease agents. They acquire them through feeding and pass them onto other animals.
- Pets may contract multiple diseases from a single tick bite.
- An adult female tick can consume more than 0.6 ml of blood.
- Without blood ticks will die.
- Ticks cannot jump, fly or run.
- Adult ticks can live up to 2 years without feeding.
- Female ticks deposit from 3,000 to 6,000 eggs on the ground, usually in sheltered areas, under rocks and in the crevices of walls.
- Male ticks usually die after mating with one or more females.