About Ticks

What are Ticks? Ticks belong to the family of spiders (arachnids), an adult tick has 8 legs. Insects have 6 legs and may have wings too. There are over 800 species of ticks known worldwide.¬†Ticks are ectoparasites (living on instead of inside a host). They need to feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are carriers of a number of diseases that affect both humans and animals. Almost all ticks belong to one of […]

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