Category Archives: Parasites

Fleas

Fleas!!!! They are horrible pests we battle year round in this southern climate. They are wingless insects smaller than sesame seeds that feed on the blood of animals. It's also not unusual for them to bite people in a household where they are a problem. Your pet can get fleas from anywhere- a park, a hotel, a walk through…
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Ticks

Ticks are often considered insects, but they are actually arachnids- like spiders, scorpions, and mites. They have four life stages, including: egg, 6 legged nymph, 8 legged nymph, and adult. When a tick egg hatches, the tiny larvae (often called "seed ticks") find an appropriate host to feed on, then molts into a nymph. Larvae…
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