What Is A Tick And What Do Tick Bites Look Like?

what is a tick

Ticks belong to the spider family  (arachnids) as you can see on the eight legs of an adult tick. Insects only have six legs and many species have wings too. There are over 800 species of ticks known worldwide. Ticks are ectoparasites (living on instead of inside a host). They do bite a host animal – … Read more

Why Are There More Ticks Every Year?

Why Are There More Ticks Every Year

A changing climate has widespread ramifications for human health. Heatwaves, extreme weather, crop failure, and wildfire all threaten human communities. Our ecosystems are changing rapidly as a result. Perhaps most insidious, however, is the incredible effect warming temperatures have on the populations of pests. From locusts to mosquitoes, our most damaging pests will be able … Read more

What To Do When Your Dog Has A Tick

Unfortunately, ticks lurk almost everywhere. That’s bad for dogs because their behavior makes them predestined to get ticks very easily. What can you do? Well, if your dog has a tick then you should simply remove it as soon as possible. And to prevent tick infestation, tick repellents and regular control of the fur are … Read more

How To Use A Tick Hook

A tick hook is a small, practical tool with which ticks can be pulled out of the skin. Tick hooks are available in different sizes, so small nymphs or large ticks can be removed easily. What is A Tick Hook A tick hook looks a little bit like a crowbar. And just like a crowbar, … Read more

How To Get A Tick Head Out?

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If you notice that you have been bitten by a tick, you should remove it as soon as possible. The longer the tick remains in the wound, the higher the risk of transmitting diseases. Unfortunately,  occasionally a part of the tick breaks off during tick removal, and the head apparently remains stuck in the wound. … Read more