Tick
Last NameDermacentor variabilis (Say)
Description: Ticks are small arachnids
Color Ticks are usually brownish in color, but may change to rust or brown-red after feeding. The eggs are reddish brown.
Habitat: They live in areas where yards border wooded areas, gardens, shaded areas or sandy areas with crevices.They thrive in high humidity areas.
Life Cycle:Ticks undergo three stages: larval, nymphal, and adult. Female ticks can lay several hundred eggs over their lifetimes.
Type of Damage:Ticks carry diseases that are transmitted to humans. The major tick-borne diseases include: Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis Lyme Disease, Relapsing Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia and the Heartland virus.