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Fleas & Ticks : Ticks

Approximate size

In most cases, a deer tick is usually half the size of the common American dog tick. The size of the deer tick can vary depending on the sex of the tick and feeding state. Approximately the size of a sesame seed, a female adult deer tick measures about 2.7 mm in length. The males are smaller.


Ticks have an oval shaped body that consist of cephalothorax and abdomen. They have four pair of legs which terminate in a pair of claws. Ticks have no antennas. Ticks are wingless, they may dispersed up to several kilometers on their host or by crawling. Both male and female suck blood from their host and feed during night and day.

Common places to find bug

They tend to flourish more in countries with warm, humid climates, because they require a certain amount of moisture in the air to undergo metamorphosis, and because low temperatures inhibit their development from egg to larva.

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