Black-legged ticks, or deer ticks, attach themselves to animals or humans and proceed to obtain their blood meal by biting the victim.



  • Ticks are orange-brown with dark legs

  • Flat, broad oval shape

  • 1/8 inch long


  • Ticks live in low lying areas such as grass, shrubs, and bushes while waiting for a passing host to attach on to

  • Female ticks have about 3,000 eggs in the spring

  • Ticks feed on humans, mice, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, dogs, and birds


  • Tick bites can cause irritation around the site of the bite, allergic reaction, or mouth parts can remain in the host’s skin when the tick is removed

  • Ticks are known to transfer Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis


  • When in wooded areas or tall grass, wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed toed shoes

  • Use a bug repellent that contains DEET

  • Keep grass and other vegetation on your property cut and maintained

  • Inspect yourself for ticks after being outdoors

  • Inspect your pets for ticks after being outdoors

  • If ticks are found on you or pets, use tweezers to remove with slow, gentle, upward pressure


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