What is a tick?

screenshot-2019-04-18-09.15.20Ticks are small insect-like creates, thus they are easy to overlook!

Screenshot 2019-04-18 09.49.58They live in woods, parks, grass and yards and crawl on humans and animals to feed.

Screenshot 2019-04-18 09.50.03Ticks need blood to grow and survive.

Screenshot 2019-04-18 09.50.07Ticks range in size from nearly invisible (as small as the point of a needle) to a poppy-seed size (nymphs) and apple-seed size (adults).

Screenshot 2019-04-18 09.50.13As they feed, they increase in size, become more round and change color.

What are the main characteristics of ticks?

Ticks are spider-like creatures, that feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. Their flat bodies turn round as they fill with blood. Because ticks feed on blood, they can transmit diseases that affect human and animal health.

Pick the tick!

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What is not a tick

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