Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, but they also can transmit several disease and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heart worms, and West Nile virus.
Fleas feed on any warm-blooded body, including humans. However, they prefer to dine on hairy animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, mice, opossums, raccoons and skunks.
Ticks spread Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and ehrlichiosis, to name a few. Depending upon the species of tick, egg mass deposited can range roughly from 1,000 to 18,000 eggs.
Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliness animal.
Fleas not only cause discomfort from biting, but they are also vectors of the bubonic plague.
Ticks require and blood meal to survive.