General Tick Info

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General Tick Info

Taxonomy of tick: Arthropods (Arthropoda) » Chelicerates (Chelicerata) » Arachnids (Arachnida) » Mites and Ticks (Acari) » Parasitiformes » Ticks (Ixodida)

Overview Of Ticks

Ticks are spread all across Northen America and are very common to find. They are a type of arachnid and love to hide in bushes. They wait for people or animals to walk by and brush against the bushes and then from there the ticks latch on. At this point, the tick finds a place to pierce the skin and begin to feed on the animal or human. They are a type of parasite, which means they survive by living off of other living organisms. Their food is blood and they will eat until they have completely engorged themselves. Ticks are poorly viewed for this and also for their ability to spread disease among their host. The disease they're known to carry are Colorado tick fever, African tick bite fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, tularemia, tick-borne relapsing fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis and others. Some ticks rely on the specific host such as the Black Legged Deer tick and will not latch onto anything kind of host.