Our Tick Pest Control services are comprehensive and affordable. Ticks are from the order Acarina and the suborder: Ixodides.  Ticks are the largest and most conspicuous members of the Acarina.  Although ticks are commonly thought of as insect, they are actually arachnids like scorpions, spiders and mites.

All members of this group have four pairs of legs as adults and have no antennae.  Therefore, they are classified as arachnids and not insects, because adult insects have three pairs of legs and one pair of antennae.   All ticks feed exclusively on blood of vertebrates.  Ticks have four live stages: egg, six-legged larva, eight-legged nymph and adult.

After the egg hatches, the tiny larva (sometimes called a “seed tick”) feeds on the appropriate host.  The larva then develops  into the larger nymph.  The nymph feeds on a host and then molts into an even larger adult.  Both male and female adults find and feed on a host, and then the females lay eggs sometime after feeding.  Some nymphs and adults typically feed on larger animals, including humans and their companion animals.

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