Are Tick Bites Dangerous?

Ticks are very common, and many of us have encountered these little 8-legged creatures at some point in our lives. Ticks with their eight legs belong to the group (class) of spiders and not to the insects which have only six legs. They are external parasites that mean they stay outside the body and feed … Read more

Diseases Transmitted By Ticks

tick-transmitted diseases

Diseases transmitted by ticks are caused by various types of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that are found in the tick’s body. At least 16 diseases are known that ticks can transmit to humans. Some tick species can cause more than one disease with a tick bite because ticks can carry several different bacteria in their … Read more