What Do Ticks Look Like?



If you wonder what do ticks look like, here is a short description of these pests:

They are small external parasites which may have a hard outer shell made of chitin or a soft outer shell.

They are flat, round or oval, and are about the size of a poppy seed and have six legs(when a nymph) and they are the size of a small kernel of corn and have eight legs (when an adult).
Their colour can be brown or black, sometimes reddish, and they become gray when they have eaten a lot.

Their head is much smaller as compared to their abdomen.

And here are some pictures of ticks.

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An American Dog Tick
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These ticks are staying on grass leaves, waiting for their prey.

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An American Dog Tick with its Front L...
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An American Dog Tick in a Questing Po...
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And here is a tick on a human arm, yuck!

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For more info about dog ticks, click here.