Ixodes Scapularis

Ticks are parasitic insects that feed off the blood of various animals, including deer, dogs, and humans. Deer ticks, a common subspecies, take their name from their propensity for feeding on white tailed deer. Ticks are small and round, and will latch onto targets, and grow in size as they feed.

Ticks can spread various diseases, including lyme disease, and often inhabit tall grass and shrubs, but can also climb trees to use branches to infest new targets or locations.

Ticks Prevention

Tick prevention includes wearing long sleeve shirts and pants, tucking socks or pant legs into shoes, cutting tall grass, trimming shrubs, and doing visual inspection for ticks after traversing tall grass. The use of tick repellent for self and pet protection is also helpful.

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