Things to Know about Ticks

Ticks are small parasites classed as arachnids (like spiders and mites). They live by sucking blood from living things and are usually found in warm, humid climates. They are either Soft ticks (Argasidae) or hard ticks (Ixodidae). The adults have pear-shaped bodies and eight legs. There are four stages (egg, larva, nymph, and adult) in the life cycle and are …

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