Ticks (Order: Ixodida) are small and vertically flattened arachnids, consisting of two body regions which are fused together. They are usually 3mm or more in length, and like all arachnids do not possess antenna. All ticks are parasitic and, depending on the species, feed on ...

Fleas (Order: Siphonaptera) are small, dark, wingless insects that are flattened from side to side. These insects are usually found buried in the hair, on the skin of mammals. When infestations are large, adult fleas may be found in carpeting and around pet resting areas. ...