Types of ticks

  • American Dog tick
  • Brown Dog tick
  • Gulf Coast tick
  • Lone Star tick
  • Black-legged tick

Diseases carried

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.