WHAT ARE TICKS?
Ticks are arachnids – they have eight legs – and they’re a parasite that bites through skin to feed on the blood of animals and humans. While this might sound unsavoury in itself, the real problem is that while ticks are feeding, they can spread disease.
What ticks look like depends on if they’ve fed or not. They can be as small as a sesame seed before they start feeding and can grow to coffee-bean size once they have fed.