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 that are found all over the world. They prefer warm, humid habitats. Around 900 tick species are known worldwide. All species are blood-sucking ectoparasites that seek out vertebrates as hosts, including humans. Many types of ticks are carriers of dangerous diseases and infect tens of thousands of people every … Read more

Tick Dragging – Check Your Yard for Ticks

check your yard for ticks

by Christina Coruth Is your yard infested with ticks? The tick drag and the tick flag are just the tools you need to answer that question. With a few inexpensive items, you can make your own tick drag and tick flag in a snap. Using them is as easy as walking through your yard. When … Read more

What Are Ticks Good For?

what are ticks good for

Ticks have a really bad image. They are parasites that suck blood from us and nearly any other creature they manage to get a hold on. On top of that, they can transmit many dangerous diseases. No wonder many people ask questions like “Why are they even there?” Or “What are ticks good for?” These … Read more