Texas is home to a variety of species of ticks.  There is the Lone Star Tick, American Dog Tick, Brown Dog Tick, and a few others.  Ticks have a hard shell and six legs, and go through four stages of development. They don’t fly nor jump, and require a warm bodied host to gorge on until they are full.  Unfortunately, they are also carriers of several blood-borne diseases, including Lyme Disease.