- Tips for Control
- Pest Impact
Blacklegged ticks (Deer Ticks) get their name because they have coloring similar to deer
Shape: Flat, broad, oval
Color: Dark brown to black
Common Name: Deer Tick
Blacklegged ticks feed on the blood of white-tailed deer, which is one of the reasons why they are sometimes called deer ticks.
Tuck your pant legs into your socks.
After you spend time outside, be sure to check yourself for ticks. Ask someone to look through your hair to see if they fell onto your head and check your back, crooks in elbows and knees, etc.. Make sure you check your legs and arms very carefully.