Ticks are small arachnids that are parasitic to humans and animals. Several species of ticks are medically significant to humans and pets as they are carriers of disease. While each tick species has different markings and coloring, all ticks have a flattened oval or shaped body before feeding and a rounded body after feeding.
Everyone seems to have their own trick for removing a tick. Contrary to popular belief, holding a match to the tick, suffocating it with petroleum jelly, or poisoning it with nail polish only makes it burrow in more deeply. The correct...
Ticks are eight-legged arachnids—meaning they're not actually insects—that feed on the blood of mammals. When they feed, they usually spread disease. The threat of Lyme disease afflicting "man's best friend" is reason enough to learn how to get rid of ticks on dogs.
Do you know what time of the year it is? It’s tick season! Lately, since spring has come, when I work out in my garden or when my family goes on our weekend hikes, there have been ticks on our clothing and even on our dogs. Ticks are a health hazard and a real nuisance,