According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ticks live up to 3 years to complete their entire life cycle, but many die off because they are not able to find another host for feeding. Ticks go through four li... More »

The most common species of ticks include the black-legged dear tick, the American dog tick, the brown dog tick and the Rocky Mountain wood tick. There are nearly 900 different species of ticks that have been discovered a... More » Pets & Animals Bugs

Tick eggs are really tiny and a reddish-brown color. Some ticks lay 2,000 to 18,000 eggs at one time. Other ticks, like soft ticks, lay eggs several times before dying. 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 »

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 »

Frontline is a topical pet medication that contains fipronil and S-methoprene, two chemicals fatal to fleas and ticks. The medication begins to kill the parasites after four hours and completely eradicates them after 12 ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Regular topical application of specially formulated insecticides helps to prevent a dog from getting ticks. Controlling the presence of ticks in the dog's environment is also helpful. More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health