tickonhostDid you know pets become infected with Lyme disease upon inoculation of organisms by tick feeding? Ticks are not able to transmit infection immediately upon first attachment to a host, but instead require a period of approximately 24 to 48 hours of initial feeding before the disease is transmitted.

Preventing ticks in the first place is more affordable (and humane!) than the treatment of tick-borne diseases. Call us for your flea and tick needs at 503-234-9229.

an unfed tick and two ticks engorged with their host's blood

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