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

Where Are Ticks Commonly Found

where are ticks commonly found

Ticks are commonly found all over the world where there are suitable host species. The occurrence of the different species depends on the availability of their respective hosts and on environmental factors such as temperature and air humidity. Most tick species have one or more preferred hosts but can also suck blood from other hosts … Read more

Common Ticks And Their Preferred Hosts

Guide To Common Ticks

Ticks (Ixodida) are tiny parasitic arachnids found all over the world. They prefer warm, humid habitats. Around 900 species of ticks are known worldwide. All species must consume blood, and all vertebrates, including humans, can be used as hosts. Many species of common ticks are carriers of dangerous diseases, infecting tens of thousands of people … Read more

What Eats Ticks?

what eats ticks

There are lots of animals that eat ticks because eating and being eaten is part of life in the animal kingdom. The big ones eat the small ones. Ticks are eaten by predatory insects or spiders, ground-living birds that eat ticks, small tick-eating mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and even fish eat ticks if one of those … Read more

What Are Ticks Good For?

what are ticks good for

Ticks have quite a bad image. They are blood-sucking parasites that infect humans and animals and can also transmit nasty diseases through their bites. It is not easy to see whether they are of any use, and what their role is in nature. So the question arises: “Why are they even there?” or “What are … Read more

How Long Does A Tick Bite Last?

how long does a tick bite last

In comparison to a mosquito bite or a bee sting, in which the actual biting or stinging of the insects is quickly over, a tick bite takes much longer. And unlike a bee or wasp sting, which is immediately noticeable and can usually be very painful, the tick bite is painless and is hardly noticed. The … Read more

Tick Facts And Myths

tick facts and myths

There is a lot of false knowledge about ticks. Some have a little fact to it, others are just myths.  You hear myths like ticks fall from trees onto their victims, only forests workers are at risk or ticks can be removed with glue. True is: ticks can be quite dangerous because they can transmit … Read more

Ticks Anatomy, Feeding And Behaviour, Life Cycle

Ticks Anatomy, Feeding And Behaviour, Life Cycle

Ticks (Ixodida) belong to the order Acari, which is a group in the class of arachnids or in plain language, spiders. All tick species are blood-feeding ectoparasites that infested vertebrates as well as humans. Many types of ticks are important vectors of disease. Anatomy Of Ticks The body of a tick consists of two sections. … Read more

Flea Vs Tick- How Do They Differ?

Fleas Vs Ticks- How Do They Differ

Fleas and Ticks are the nightmares of every pet owner. Little annoying blood-sucking pests that not only bite our four-legged friends but can also transmit diseases. They are an all too common problem and you always need to think about preventing your pet not to get infested with fleas or ticks. Parasite infestation can easily … Read more