Lone Star Tick

San Antonio Flea & Tick Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Lone Star Ticks Habits The lone star tick is considered a three-host tick because each feeding stage requires a different host. Feeding typically occurs during the spring and early summer months. Larvae and nymphs feed on the blood of birds, rodents and small wild animals like rabbits, […]

Black-legged Deer Tick

San Antonio Flea & Tick Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of  Central Texas Black-legged (Deer) Ticks Habits During the winter, adult ticks feed primarily on the blood of white-tailed deer, which is why they are sometimes called deer ticks. In the spring, a female tick will drop off its host and will deposit about 3,000 eggs. Nymphs, or baby ticks, […]

American Dog Tick

San Antonio Flea & Tick Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas American Dog Tick Habits It is thought that American dog ticks are attracted by the scent of animals, so they are common along roads and trails. Adult ticks prefer domestic dogs as hosts and can therefore be brought into the home and potentially transferred to humans. Habitat […]

Brown Dog Ticks

San Antonio Flea & Tick Control

Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of Central Texas Brown Dog Ticks Habits Brown dog ticks prefer dogs as hosts. They typically attach to the ears or between the toes and do not travel very far after dropping off a host. They are unique because they can complete their entire life cycle indoors. Habitat Brown dog ticks […]

Fleas

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Know Your Bugs! Common Pests of  Central Texas Fleas Habits Fleas can live for about 100 days during which time the females produce 400-500 offspring. Fleas transport themselves on rodents and other mammals, and usually remain on their hosts at all times. These pests use their powerful legs to jump as high as 8″ vertically, […]