Ticks in their adult lifespan are most commonly between 3 and 5 millimeters. They have a two-year lifespan and are considered external parasites that feed on blood from humans, pets, and other species. Thriving in areas all around the world, especially on warm and humid climates for over 100 million years.
Scientific Name: Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
Their lifecycle stags include:
Ticks are an important pest around the world because they are disease carrier like mosquitoes. Some of the diseases they carry include:
Humid habitats are one of their preferred areas to infest. Normally they rest on untrimmed areas around the property, just waiting for a proper host to pass by.
Some common areas include:
Ticks in the Larva and Nymph stage usually go for a small host like rats, birds, lizards, etc. Adult ticks are the ones we normally see attacking pets and humans.
Ticks cannot normally nest inside of a structure. If one is seen on the interior, it was most likely carried there by a host.
Proper full control of a tick infestation can take an average or two years. This is due to their lifecycle lasting so long. A proper pesticide for general pest control use will do the trick to kill the ticks. However, proper biology knowledge is necessary to know when are where to properly treat this pest. It is necessary as well to review potential host nearby to make sure the problem does not persist. This could mean additional control requirements like rodent and bird control solutions.
Opossums and the Helmeted Guineafowl are ticks natural predators.
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