The blacklegged tick is named for its dark legs, which are a contrast to its pale body. Blacklegged ticks are sometimes called deer ticks. These ticks like to feed on the blood of white-tailed deer, which is why they are sometimes called deer ticks; and they can spread Lyme Disease.

Blacklegged ticks prefer to hide in grass and shrubs. So, when you are 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.

If you’re concerned that you have deer ticks around your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.