Do Birds Carry Ticks?

do birds carry ticks

A warming climate and increased human encroachment into animal habitat have led to increased levels of tick-human contact, along with increased levels of tick-borne disease. Warmer weather allows ticks to reproduce earlier and in greater numbers and it allows more ticks to overwinter successfully, leading to an explosion in the tick population. Even worse, the … Read more

Do Ticks Fall From Trees

do ticks fall from trees 

The question always arises when it comes to ticks “do ticks fall from trees?” The short answer: No, ticks don’t fall from trees. A walk under trees hardly poses a risk of a tick falling on you. Because these little spiderlike creatures have a very simple energy-saving hunting method. They just sit and wait for … Read more

What Is A Tick And What Do Tick Bites Look Like?

what is a tick

Ticks belong to the spider family  (arachnids) as you can see on the eight legs of an adult tick. Insects only have six legs and many species have wings too. There are over 800 species of ticks known worldwide. Ticks are ectoparasites (living on instead of inside a host). They do bite a host animal – … Read more

Why Are There More Ticks Every Year?

Why Are There More Ticks Every Year

A changing climate has widespread ramifications for human health. Heatwaves, extreme weather, crop failure, and wildfire all threaten human communities. Our ecosystems are changing rapidly as a result. Perhaps most insidious, however, is the incredible effect warming temperatures have on the populations of pests. From locusts to mosquitoes, our most damaging pests will be able … Read more

Brown Dog Tick

The brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) or kennel tick is like all ticks a blood-sucking parasite that can transmit dangerous diseases to its host. The Brown Dog Tick originates from North Africa but has spread throughout the world and is now in fact the most widespread tick in the world. The species will probably continue … Read more