Ticks are feared by many individuals, although they may not know much about them. Understanding these pests can help you defend yourself from potentially dangerous tick attacks. Continue reading to find out more about ticks and how to protect yourself.
What is a Tick, Exactly?
The family of creatures known as arachnids includes ticks. Like spiders and mites, they have four pairs of legs but no antennae. Even though hundreds of distinct tick species exist in the country, just a small number are hazardous. These are the most prevalent tick species, in order:
- Tick with a black leg (deer tick): This tick has a length of around 1/8″ and is either orange or brown in appearance. The legs of deer ticks are either dark brown or black. The length of these ticks exceeds their width.
- American Dog Tick: This species has grey or white patterns on a brown background. They