Deer Ticks

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Deer Tick Facts

  • Deer ticks have 8 legs and are closely related to spiders and scorpions.
  • They feed on living animal and human tissue and are only 2mm in size.
  • Deer ticks are commonly found on people and animals that have spent a lot of time outdoors.

Tick Photos

Smaller than the more common dog tick, newly hatched immature deer ticks measure about 2mm, or roughly the size of sesame seeds, and display reddish hindquarters and black dorsal markings, adults growing to 3-5mm.

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