Adults can reach 5/8 inches long and nymphs are less than 1/16-inch. Commonly found varieties of ticks include those found on American dogs and deer.
Ticks come in various colours.
Located in wooded areas or those with lots of vegetation and moisture.
Most feed on blood from mammals, birds and reptiles.
They have four stages in a lifecycle leading to an adult. A tick’s larval stage has six legs and eight legs when mature. They feed on blood during every stage. Pathogens that get passed on to hosts are possible.
Ticks cause irritation, discomfort, and even disease.