Dog Ticks feed on canine hosts, but will be found in kennels and houses. They are rarely found on humans. In warm areas there can be several generations of ticks per year. Ticks are able to live seperate from a host and can infest an area while waiting for hosts. Furthermore, ticks are known to carry and transmit a variety of diseases.
- Reddish-brown colour
- 8 legs
- The Dog Tick--an ixodidae type tick--is a common species of tick people encounter
- Ixodidae type ticks require three hosts during their lifespan
- The full life cycle spans a year
- Females attach (to hosts) and feed the most while males feed less and stay on hosts for mating