A tick is an eight-legged creature, but that is where its similarity to a spider ends. They are very slow moving and do not have wings. Ticks are a great concern because of their ability to spread disease.
Color – Brown to Black
Length – 1/8” to 3/16”
Diet – Ticks feed entirely on blood. Commonly referred to as Deer Ticks because they would attach themselves to Deer for their meal of blood. They will look for that same meal if they can attach themselves to a human host.
Habitat – They often live in grass or bushes until they can find something to attach to for their blood meal.
Impact – Areas where ticks have been spotted should be treated immediately since they can carry Lyme Disease. This disease if not caught early and treated, can create serious health problems for years.