Where do you find ticks?

Because we have been seeing so many pets come in with ticks here in Licking County, we have been getting tons of questions about ticks. A question that someone asked me this morning was…”where do ticks live?” Here is the answer. 


Generally, you can find ticks where the animals they feed on live. This usually includes wooded and grassy areas. An adult tick “quests” for its next blood meal by climbing up grasses and bushes to wait for an animal to pass by. Nymphs and larvae are typically found in layers of decomposing leaves underneath trees. Ticks thrive in damp environments and are less active in hot, dry weather.


If you have questions about tick prevention medications, please call us. 740-587-1129.