Ticks

Ticks can live as long as 200 days without food or water and they can live from 2 months to 2 years, depending on the species.

Blacklegged ticks (Deer Ticks) get their name because they have coloring similar to deer. They are found in the Northeastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern United States.

Some facts about ticks:-

  • Ticks are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than insects.
  • Ticks get onto pets and people by jumping.
  • Ticks live in tall grass or shrubs
  • A female housefly can lay up to 600 eggs in her short lifetime.
  • Most flies live an average of 21 days and take on various shapes throughout their short lives.
  • Baby flies are called larvae but they are also known as maggots.

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        Size: 1/8"
        Shape: Flat, broad, oval
        Color: Dark brown to black
        Legs: 8
        Wings: No
        Antenna: No
        Common Name: Deer tick
        Kingdom: Animalia
        Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Arachnida
        Order: Acari
        Family: Ixodidae
        Species: Ixodes scapularis