Ticks are found in any location near wooded areas, grassy plains, forest trails, etc. Ticks will wait on the tips of leaves and grass to attach to animals or humans that pass by. Even suburban areas can have them if wooded areas are nearby. Deer Ticks actually prefer feeding on deer, and will wait along deer trails for hosts.
Common Types of Ticks:
Dog Tick, Deer Tick, Wood Tick
Are they dangerous?: The deer tick (smaller than a dog tick) can carry Lyme disease.
Reproduction: A female tick can lay 3000-4000 eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae immediately look for a host which includes rats and other small mammals. Larger animals and humans are also used, but more often by adult ticks than the younger ones.
Hard To Kill: A tick isn't like a normal bug that you can squash easily. They are tough. Also, when a tick is on a host, you must be careful in removing. Remove the entire tick carefully with tweasers so their infected blood cannot get on the host. Deer ticks are often mistaken for common dog ticks. Be sure to identify a tick to guard against Lyme disease.
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