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  Tick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ticks are ectoparasites (external parasites), living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians.
Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in tall grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves to a passing animal or human.
The deer (or fl-legged) tick, and the related western fl-legged tick, are the primary known transmitters of Lyme disease in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tick   (1682 words)

 Tick - MSN Encarta
Tick, common name for members of a group of large mitelike arachnids parasitic on mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Ticks are found in most parts of the world but are generally limited to those habitats frequented by their hosts—namely, woods, tall grass, and shrubby vegetation—where they climb onto plants and wait to jump on a passing host.
Ticks are actually a specialized group of mites and share many features with other mites.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761560961   (462 words)

 Tick Biology
Ticks are blood feeding external parasites of mammals, birds, and reptiles throughout the world.
Hard ticks seek hosts by an interesting behavior called "questing." Questing ticks crawl up the stems of grass or perch on the edges of leaves on the ground in a typical posture with the front legs extended, especially in response to a host passing by.
Hard ticks are most commonly collected for research by the use of "flags" or "drags" which are made from 1 m square pieces of roughly textured fabric such as fleece or flannel attached to a rod handle.
entomology.ucdavis.edu /faculty/rbkimsey/tickbio.html   (1276 words)

 Ticks of California
In California, this tick is frequently found in the warm, dry regions of the central valley down to the southern portion of the state.
This tick is well known as a vector of the Rocky Mountain spotted fever rickettsia in the northwestern U.S. and Canada, the Colorado tick fever virus, and the bacteria which causes tularemia (hunter's disease).
The Western fl legged tick is a three host tick that primarily feeds on lizards and small rodents during its subadult life stages, and large mammals, commonly deer, canids, horses, and humans, as adults.
entomology.ucdavis.edu /faculty/rbkimsey/caticks.html   (1091 words)

 Tick Bites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tick bites occur most often during early spring to late summer and in areas where there are many wild animals and birds.
Removing the body of the tick helps you avoid diseases the tick may pass on during feeding; removing the head helps prevent a skin infection at the site of the bite.
Tick paralysis is a rare problem that may occur after a tick bite.
www.luhs.org /health/kbase/htm/tckb/t/hw87788.htm   (415 words)

 Tick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ticks are an important vector of a number of human and animal diseases.
Ticks are often found in tall grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves to a passing animal or human.
Ticks contain a structure in their mouth area that allows them to anchor themselves firmly in place while sucking blood.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Tick   (1476 words)

 Ticks, HYG-2073-98
Of the 12 species of ticks known to occur in Ohio, the most frequently encountered is the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say).
Ticks can be safely disposed of by placing them in a container of oil or alcohol, sticking them to tape, or flushing them in the toilet.
The nymphal stage of the Black-legged tick is usually responsible for transmission of this bacterial disease to humans in the U.S. The nymph (in unfed condition) is about the size of a flat-pinhead and pale brown in color.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/2000/2073.html   (1430 words)

 Tick Alert
Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) is caused by a bacterial infection spread by deer ticks.
Ticks generally seek a blood meal at, or slightly above, ground level by climbing onto vegetation and using its forelegs to feel/grab for a host.
Not all ticks are infected, and studies of infected deer ticks have shown that they begin transmitting Lyme disease an average of 36 to 48 hours after attachment.
www.tickalert.com /tick_danger.cfm   (1559 words)

 Tick Texas: Tick-borne Diseases
People who remove ticks also can become infected if they crush ticks between their fingers, allowing the bacteria to penetrate the skin or come in contact with mucous membranes.
It can be spread through a tick bite or through contact with blood or tissue from infected animals, especially wild rabbits, or by handling or eating undercooked meat from infected animals.
Ticks are small and can be hard to see, and they can attach to any part of the body.
www.ticktexas.org /diseases/index_diseases.htm   (719 words)

 Treatment and Prevention
The relative cost-effectiveness of post-exposure treatment of tick bites to avoid Lyme disease in endemic areas (areas where the disease is known to occur regularly) is dependent on the probability of B. burgdorferi infection after a tick bite.
The number of ticks in endemic residential areas may be reduced by removing leaf litter, brush- and wood-piles around houses and at the edges of yards, and by clearing trees and brush to admit more sunlight and reduce the amount of suitable habitat for deer, rodents, and ticks.
Community-based interventions to reduce deer populations or to kill ticks on deer and rodents have not been extensively implemented, but may be effective in reducing the community-wide risk of Lyme disease.
www.michigan.gov /emergingdiseases/0,1607,7-186-25890-75870--,00.html   (711 words)

Ticks are the leading carriers of diseases to humans in the United States, second only to mosquitoes worldwide.
It is not the tick bite but the toxins or organisms in the tick's saliva transmitted through the bite that cause disease.
Ticks require a "blood meal" to grow and survive, and they are not very particular upon whom or what they feed.
www.emedicinehealth.com /ticks/article_em.htm   (520 words)

 Learn more about Tick removal in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If a tick is found attached to the body, seek assistance from medical authorities for proper removal, or follow these guidelines.
Following removal of the tick, wash the wound (and your hands) with soap and water, and apply an antiseptic.
Identification of the tick may help the physician make diagnostic and treatment decisions as many tick-borne diseases are transmitted only by certain species.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /t/ti/tick_removal.html   (544 words)

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The Tick is a comedic superhero who has appeared in a comic book series, an animated cartoon show, and a live-action television series.
Arthur (whose superhero outfit is a moth) is The Tick's unwitting partner in the pursuit of justice.
The Tick is often a very impulsive crimefighter, and Arthur serves as a sort of conscience.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/t/th/the_tick.html   (223 words)

 Tick Alert
Tick "season" is related to several factors including temperature, humidity and the availability of potential hosts.
Ticks are able to transmit harmful diseases to dogs if they are allowed to attach and feed for sustained periods of time.
Frequently inspect your pet for ticks from head to tail and be sure to look at areas where ticks may attach and hide, such as the head and neck area, inside the ears, between the toes, and armpits.
www.tickalert.com /how_protect.cfm   (684 words)

 Hey! A Tick Bit Me!
The deer tick is about the same size as the head of a pin, and it is found in many parts of the United States.
Once the tick is removed, your parent may want to put the tick in a jar to save it to show to your doctor.
Ticks like spending time in shrubbery, where they can remain close to the ground in order to jump on people or animals that pass by.
kidshealth.org /kid/ill_injure/bugs/tick.html   (611 words)

 MCMEC - Tick-borne Diseases Program
Nymphal fllegged ticks have had a single previous blood meal (in the larval stage) and subsequently approximately 25% of the nymphs can be found infected.
Applying acaricides (chemicals that are toxic to ticks) to gardens, lawns, and the edge of woodlands near homes is being done in some areas, but questions remain regarding its effectiveness and environmental safety.
Ticks (saved in a sealed container) can be submitted to the Mosquito Commission laboratory or certain local health departments for identification.
www.visitmonmouth.com /mosquito/lyme.html   (1530 words)

 Tick Identification Key
Ticks shorter than 3mm (1/8-inch) are usually immature and more difficult to identify.
These ticks are oval shaped and their mouthparts are relatively short and broad.
The brown dog tick is oval in shape and has shorter and thicker mouthparts than some other ticks.
www.idph.state.il.us /envhealth/tickkey.htm   (475 words)

In the United States, seven kinds of hard ticks and five kinds of soft ticks carry diseases, are a nuisance, or cause paralysis.
When not attached and feeding on their hosts, most hard ticks live on the ground in vegetation, such as grassy meadows, woods, brush, weeds, leaf litter, etc. Most ticks will crawl to the tips of grasses, brush, leaves, or branches and wait.
The Western Black-Legged Tick is the vector of Lyme Disease in the western United States, while the Pacific Coast Tick carries Tularemia and is a suspected carrier of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Colorado Tick Fever.
www.lawestvector.org /tickbiology.htm   (560 words)

 Tick Tick
Shmukler was not aware that he’d been bitten by a tick — nor could he have known that, with Lyme disease, he was about to enter a world of controversy, pain and confusion.
The tiny deer tick that hosts and transmits the bacterium responsible for Lyme disease is a creature barely larger than the period halting this sentence.
Following his tick bite, he was hospitalized with a high fever that baffled doctors, and later developed a bull’s-eye-shaped rash, a common symptom of Lyme disease.
www.citypaper.net /articles/070899/feat.cov1.shtml   (1337 words)

 LDF -- Tick Removal
Tick's mouthparts have reverse harpoon-like barbs, designed to penetrate and attach to skin.
Ticks secrete a cement-like substance that helps them adhere firmly to the host.
If you must remove the tick with your fingers, use a tissue or leaf to avoid contact with infected tick fluids.
www.lyme.org /ticks/removal.html   (342 words)

Ticks to be tested for the organism that causes Lyme disease.
The sooner the tick is removed, the lesser the risk of tick-borne infection.
Write on the calendar the date you removed the tick and the part of the body from which it was removed.
www.dph.state.ct.us /BCH/infectiousdise/tickborne/tickborn.htm   (385 words)

 Common Ticks of Virginia
The four most common ticks in Virginia that are encountered by humans are the lone star tick, the American dog tick, the brown tick, and the deer tick.
The deer tick is uncommon also and is found primarily in the northern and eastern sections of Virginia.
Ticks are best removed with tweezers or by wrapping the tick in tissue paper and pulling out with fingers.
www.ext.vt.edu /pubs/entomology/444-271/444-271.html   (921 words)

 NYSE Tick
Although it represents the number of stocks ticking up minus the number of stocks ticking down on the NYSE, it can be used as a barometer for stocks trading on all US Exchanges.
For example, if the Tick reads +200, then 200 more stocks on the NYSE are ticking up then are ticking down.
If you happen to be long when the Tick begins to rise over +1000 or short when the Tick begins to fall below -1000, you need to begin to lighten up on your positions or close them entirely in anticipation of a reversal.
www.daytradingit.com /tick.html   (311 words)

 Welcome to Tick Zapper.com
Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria transmitted by the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis).
Deer ticks in the nymphal stage are active from mid-May to mid-August and are about the size of poppy seeds.
Adult ticks, which are approximately the size of sesame seeds, are most active in mid to late fall.
www.tickzapper.com   (292 words)

 The Tick Cartoons
The Tick cartoon was on for three seasons (36 episodes) from September 1994 through November 1996.
The Tick started on Fox and then moved to Comedy Central, but Comedy Central did not create any new episodes and after about two years they stopped running the show.
The Tick is running on the Canadian equivalent of The Cartoon Network and it's running in Argentina Fridays at 2 a.m.
www.thetick.ws /cartoons.html   (273 words)

 What You Should Know About Flea and Tick Products
Although there are many brands of over-the-counter flea and tick products available at supermarkets and pet supply stores, it is critical to read their labels, and consult with your veterinarian, before using them on your companion.
Use alternatives to pesticides to control fleas and ticks: Comb your pet regularly with a flea comb, vacuum frequently and dispose of the bags immediately after use, mow areas of the lawn where your dog spends time, wash pet bedding weekly, and wash your pet with a pesticide-free pet shampoo.
In addition, to protect cats from fleas and ticks, as well as a host of other outdoor hazards, cats should be kept indoors at all times.
www.hsus.org /pets/pet_care/what_you_should_know_about_flea_and_tick_products/index.html   (1066 words)

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