Parasites

Ticks are parasites that feed on human and animal blood. They are small arachnids in the order Parasitiformes.

Tick Lifecycle

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Engorged females drop off the host and lay 2000-3000 eggs in the environment.

Larvae hatch from eggs in about 2-3 weeks.

Ticks climb on the grass and wait for the host i.e. animal or human.


Fleas are small, wingless, external parasites from the order Siphonaptera.

Flea Lifecycle

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Fleas can pull 160,000 times their own weight, which is the same as you pulling 2,679 double-deckerbuses.

A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping.

Fleas don't have ears and are virtually blind.

The average flea is between 2mm and 3mm long and weighs about 0.03g.