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The Tick

Ticks are blood-feeding parasites that are often found in tall grass and shrubs where they will wait to attach to a passing host. Physical contact is the only method of transportation for ticks. Ticks do not jump or fly, although they may drop from their perch and fall onto a host. Some species actively stalk the host by foot.

Nasty little tick like to burrie their heads into their victom.

Dog TicksA. Engorged female
B. Female
C. MaleBlack-Legged Ticks

D. Larvae
E. Nymphs
F. Males
G. Females
H. Engorged female


Dog ticks and black-legged ticksĀ compared to a pencil :

Deer Ticks:

Deer tick eggs hatch in the spring or summer beginning in April.(SO IF IT IS THE SPRING YOU SHOULD CALL TO GET AN OUTSIDE SPRAY) The larvae from these eggs are very small, about 0.7mm or 0.025 inch long. The larva, like all stages of the deer tick, are blind and parasitic: they feed on the blood of mammals, reptiles and birds. The larva (which has 6 legs) “quests” for its blood meal by climbing up a stalk of grass or brush, then awaits the passage nearby of a host animal; any animal which brushes against the larva’s perch becomes a host. A deer tick larva can wait for its meal for up to about 5 months before it dies from starvation or dehydration.Making it one of the most difficult bugs to kill because of the fact they can hide in your house for months undetected. Making treatment very difficult.