Ticks can and do lay ticks on dogs and other hosts. One female tick can lay as many as 2,000 eggs at a time, and when they hatch, these seed ticks can be seen in large numbers on any dog unlucky enough to be infested. More »

Many ticks lay eggs on the ground, where they are protected by plants. However, "soft" ticks, which do not have an additional exterior hard shield, usually live in the nests and burrows of animals. These ticks deposit eg... More »

A queen bee can lay up to 2,000 eggs a day, which is approximately double her body weight. In her lifetime, the queen bee can lay as many as 1,000,000 eggs. More »

Many ticks lay eggs on the ground, where they are protected by plants. However, "soft" ticks, which do not have an additional exterior hard shield, usually live in the nests and burrows of animals. These ticks deposit eg... More »

Deer ticks live for several months without a host, and females only attach to three hosts in a lifespan of about two years. Males often only attach to two and die shortly after mating. They only attach to each host for a... More »

The chemical that ticks secrete to help them fasten to the skin of their hosts irritates the host's skin and may cause a lump to form, even after the tick has been removed. Lumps can also be caused when residual tick bod... More »

Dogs frequently get tapeworms by ingesting adult fleas, which serve as hosts for tapeworm larvae. This usually occurs during self-grooming. Birds, rabbits and rodents may also carry the larvae, and a dog may eat these an... More »

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