Ticks are arachnids that live off the blood of hosts, they are parasites that plague animals in general, they will be found on dogs, cats, birds and even reptiles sometimes. Ticks are related to scorpions and spiders. They are hematophagous parasites, that feed on the blood of a live host and they will live on that host for a few days if they are not removed.
How to get rid of Ticks
What makes ticks a nuisance is the fact that they are carriers of multiple diseases, including Lyme Disease that can affect humans, or even others that can kill your pests. Be aware of the fact that ticks can vary in colour, depending on their species. As opposed to other insects, the sign of a tick infestation, is the tick itself.
Prevent infestation with Ticks
Ticks are a real nuisance as they can carry numerous blood-borne diseases, such as Lyme Disease. These organisms need blood from humans or animals to survive, so besides affecting humans, they can also affect your pets. Preventing them from appearing in your house or yard is the best way of fighting them, as a tick infestation can be very dangerous and hard to eliminate.
Ticks are small arachnids, which are external parasites, living by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. They can be found everywhere around the world, especially in warm, humid climates. They locate a potential host by odour or from changes in the environment. Because of their habit of ingesting blood, ticks are vectors of at least twelve diseases that affect humans and other animals.