Ticks have a two-year life cycle, during which time it passes through three stages: larva, nymph, and adult. The tick must take a blood meal at each stage before maturing to the next. Deer tick females latch onto a host and drink its blood for four to five days. After it is engorged, the tick drops off and overwinters in the leaf litter of the forest floor. The following spring, the female lays several hundred to a few thousand eggs in clusters.
Not sure what kind of tick you have? Check out the Tick Encounter Resource Center here
Interesting Segments on Chronicle on 7/4/18 About Ticks and Mosquitoes in Massachusetts
On July 4th, WCVB TV’s evening magazine show, Chronicle, did two interesting segments on Ticks and Mosquitoes. You can click the link below to view what they had to say. To protect your family and your pets from these pests – that are both annoying and carry diseases – contact Ransford right away for treatment options
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