• Ticks are small arachnids that vary in color by species. Ticks fed their self on blood meals to complete their life cycles. Adult ticks are recorded smaller than a sunflower seed, while larva of tick can be less than 1mm. Ticks have over 800 species throughout the world. Ticks can also transmit diseases or illness to humans.

    Ticks have four stages in their lifecycle, egg, larva, nymphal and adult. During their larva stages they have only six legs and eight during their nymphal or adult stages. Ticks infect animals during their stages of lifecycle, like Pathogans or organisms that cause disease. Common ticks include:

    • American Dog Tick
    • Deer or Blacklegged Tick
    • Lone Star Tick