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*The difference between bed bugs and ticks*

Posted on April 16, 2012 by rhallberg

When I check out the stats on our blog, I often look at the search terms
that people use to find our blog. A couple of days ago, I noticed that
someone searched for “the difference between bed bugs and ticks,” and I
thought, that’s a great question! So I’m going to try to answer it.

***NEW* 7-18-2013: The following


are there bugs that look like ticks

How to Identify a Deer Tick: 9 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow



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** How to Identify a Deer Tick **

Edited by Maluniu, Dvortygirl, ElizabethD, Zareen and 9 others

Ticks are parasites that require blood meals to transition through their
different developmental stages. Tick larvae feed and develop into nymphs,
or juvenile ticks, and then mature into adult ticks after another blood
meal. The deer tick is a type of tick that can transmit Lyme disease and
other illnesses to its hosts. Deer ticks are also known as black legged
ticks and their preferred prey are white tailed deer or small rodents. They
usually live in wooded or brushy areas, or the edge area between forests
and fields. If a tick bites you or attaches itself to your clothing, it's
important to be able to identify whether or not it is a deer tick so you
can get prompt medical attention if needed.



1. Identify a Deer Tick Step 1 Version 2.jpg1
*Remove the tick* from the bite location carefully. Make sure that the head
comes off along with the body and please use twigs rather than your
fingers. Failure to do so may cause Lyme Disease.
2. Identify a Deer Tick Step 2 Version 2.jpg2
*Either put the tick in a vial, or place it on a piece of white


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