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The Life of a Tick, Part 2

The Life of a Tick, Part 2

The tick nymph is more dangerous to mammals than an adult tick. It is so small it can be mistaken for a freckle on light skin. It also may have fed on a mouse, which is a source of the dangerous bacterium known as spirochete. The male adult tick looks for the biggest moving mammalian […]

The Life of a Tick, Part 1

Ticks live on blood. Getting ticks detached from us as quickly as possible is the best way to avoid being infected by the diseases they carry. Ticks extract blood, and they spread pathogens from their salivary glands into the wound they’ve sliced with their small claws and penetrated with their mouths. If left to its […]