All Tick Life Cycle: Essential for Pet Safety

Ticks carry serious diseases with long-term effects. Year-round prevention is crucial to keep you and your pets safe.

Tick Threats

The tick life cycle comprises four stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. Ticks require a host to survive, molt, and reproduce.

Tick Life Cycle

The larva hatches and attaches to a host, often a small bird or rodent, where it can pick up deadly diseases and become a carrier.

Tick Reproduction

After feeding, the larva drops off the host, lies dormant, molts, and becomes a nymph.

Tick Maturity

Adult ticks find larger hosts, mate, feed, and transmit diseases. The male tick falls off and dies after feeding.

Adult Ticks

When feeding, ticks regurgitate digestive enzymes to prevent host's blood from clotting. During this process, ticks transmit diseases to the host.

Tick Feeding

Tick prevention is critical to keep pets safe year-round. Medications are designed to kill the tick or cause it to drop off its host before disease is transmitted.

Tick Prevention

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