Pest World for Kids: How Long Can Ticks Live Without Food?

Some tick species must feed right away in order to survive.

Others are able to live for longer periods of time without feeding. Ticks are a three-host species, meaning they attach to a different host during each stage of their lifecycle – larvae, nymph and adult – so each different species of tick has different survival rates depending on what stage of life they are in.

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Parasitic Insects
1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

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