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Deer Ticks

Deer Ticks
The blacklegged tick is named for its dark legs, which are a contrast to its pale body. Blacklegged ticks are sometimes called deer ticks.

Habits
These ticks like to feed on the blood of white-tailed deer, which is why they are sometimes called deer ticks.

Habitat
Blacklegged ticks prefer to hide in grass and shrubs.

Threats
Blacklegged (deer) ticks can spread Lyme Disease.

Prevention:
When in an area where ticks are common, wear long sleeved shirts and pants, preferably light colored so ticks will be easy to detect. Tuck pants into socks. Use a tick repellent. When you return indoors, inspect clothing and skin thoroughly for ticks, including head. Wash clothes immediately.

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