• Scientific name
    Family Ixodidae
  • Appearance
    Adult ticks are just over 1 cm long if engorged with blood, while tick larvae can be under 1 mm. The colour will vary by species


Ticks are commonly found in highly vegetated areas, many species need some level of moisture to survive.

Ticks feed on the blood of mammals, birds and reptiles. Each species tends to have a preferred host, however, they will feed on whatever is available including livestock, deer, humans and household pets.


  • A pest control professional should be contacted for assistance.

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