FLEAS AND TICKS
Fleas and ticks are classified as "ectoparasites", meaning they feed on the external surface of a host. Both are pests of humans and their domestic pets/animals all over the world. To breed and survive they need a blood meal obtained from their host. Both are prolific breeders and lay several hundred (fleas) to several thousand (ticks) eggs throughout their lifetimes. They cause problems not only because of their bites which can cause discomfort, but because of their ability to carry and transmit diseases such as Lyme Disease, Bubonic Plague, and Murine Typhus. Commonly found on the host, the hosts bedding, and the hosts resting sites. It is almost impossible to tell a bed bug bite from a flea/tick bite.There are several of these pests commonly found in Northwest Louisiana.
SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER FLEAS AND TICKS
Cat Flea - Brownish black to brown, about 1/8" long, laterally flattened. Lifespan from egg to adult is approximately 1 to 2 years depending on food availability. Can jump approximately 6 inches vertically. Most common flea. Found on humans, and pets
Dog Flea - Similar in appearance and abilities to the Cat flea, but normally found on wild animals. Raccoons, skunks, possums, etc
Brown Dog Tick - Reddish brown about 1/8 " long, flattened dorsoventrally (top to bottom) except after feeding then more round. Commonly found indoors, but rarely feeds on humans. Lifespan approximately 2 years.Prefers dogs and cats.
Deer Tick - Orange brown except legs, mouthparts, and dorsal shield are dark reddish brown. About 1/8" long. Body flattened dorsoventrally except after feeding. Lifespan approximately 2 years. Preferred host is the white tailed deer, but commonly found on many wild mammals. Transmits Lyme disease.
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