Ticks are parasitic arachnids and need blood meals from canines to survive. The most common ticks that most home owners are going to have contact with are Brown Dog ticks because they are more associated with dogs at home and can be readily picked up from other dogs, neighbors that have ticks, the dog park, boarding kennels, etc. Brown Dog ticks can breed and survive in a home setting if they have access to a canine for blood meals and can even survive for months without contact with a dog.
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.
Keep on top of your pets’ pest potentials this spring and summer, by ensuring that your four-legged friends visit the vet for flea and tick prevention treatments or by purchasing effective topical drop treatments and ingested flea and tick products on the market.