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.
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.
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.