The ground can be considered the home in which ticks live. Eggs,
laid on the ground by females, hatch into larvae, which feed and
molt into nymphs on the ground. Sandy soil in a landscape of deer,
hardwood trees, and water provide an ideal habitat for ticks to
live and thrive.
Yes. Ticks can live in a house. When they are ready to eat a
meal they will try to jump on an animal such as a dog, a cat, a
rat, or if such is not available, a human. They prefer outdoors.
They do not normally lay their eggs in a house. The youngest ticks
do not find food in a house.