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THE TICK

蜱/壁虱/虱子

Posted July 18, 2013, 3:13:00 PM    ∙    By System Admin    ∙    0 Comment    ∙    11465 Views
HEALTH THREAT
Capable of spreading diseases, such as Lyme Disease-symptoms include: lameness, swollen joints, fever, poor appetite, fatigue and vomiting. In large numbers, a tick attack can result in paralysis or even death for small or elderly animals.
PROPERTY THREAT
Minimal to none. Ticks do not infest homes, but they do carry dangerous diseases and are harder to find.
There are various species of ticks that are distinct by their color, but most ticks feed on blood. Often, ticks can be found near lush, wooded areas, where some species will perch on tall blades of grass or plants waiting to latch onto a passing host. Some species stalk from ground level, emerging from cracks and crevices in the woods or even inside a home or kennel. These ground based ticks can attack in numbers up to 3,000 at a time. These large attacks can result in various diseases, paralysis and even death for animals, especially elderly dogs and puppies.

Traits of a Tick

  • Adult ticks are typically visible with the naked eye and are slightly smaller than a sunflower seed.
  • When engorged with blood, adult ticks can be 1/8- to 5/8-inch long.
  • Larva has six legs, fully grown ticks have eight legs
  • Body: Texture similar to leather

TICKS FAQs

How do ticks feed?

Ticks cling to one spot on a host and do not move for several hours or days, while they slowly engorge themselves with blood.

How do ticks travel?

Ticks can neither jump nor fly, they usually crawl to the top of tall grass and fall onto an unsuspecting host passing by.

Where are ticks usually found?

Ticks are common in the summer, when humid and high temperatures dominate the landscape. They typically perch on top of tall grasses and shrubs.
健康上的威胁
能传播疾病,如莱姆病-症状包括:跛行、关节肿胀、发烧、食欲不振、疲倦、呕吐等。 在大多数蜱攻击可能会导致小型或老年的动物瘫痪,甚至死亡。
物业上的威胁
小至无。 蜱不会侵袭家园, 但它们带有危险的疾病,而且很难找到。
不同的蜱种是有不同的颜色, 但多数蜱以吸食血液為生。通常蜱被发现於树木繁茂的地区,其中有些种类将栖息在高大叶片的草地或植物上等候宿主經過,趁機緊貼宿主身上。有些种类从地面悄悄走近, 出现于树林甚至在屋内或犬舍的裂缝和罅隙中。这些基于地面的蜱一次可以攻击高达3000次以上。这些大型的攻击可以导致动物多种疾病,瘫痪,甚至死亡,尤其是老年狗和小狗。

特性

  • 成年蜱通常用肉眼可见的,并且比一个葵花籽略小。
  • 吸饱血液后,成人蜱可1/8到5/8英寸长。
  • 幼虫有六只脚,完全成熟的蜱有八只脚
  • 身体:质地类似皮革

常见问题

蜱如何喂食?

当蜱慢慢吸血液, 它们固守在宿主的一个地方且数小时或数天不会移动。

蜱如何移动?

蜱既不能跳也能不飞,它们通常会爬到高高的草丛的顶部和落到毫无戒心经过的宿主。

在哪里蜱通常被发现?

蜱是常见于夏天,当天氣潮湿和高温。它们通常栖息在高大的草和灌木的顶部。
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