Deer (Blacklegged) Tick
Blacklegged ticks feed on the blood of white-tailed deer, which is one of the reasons why they are sometimes called deer ticks.
Blacklegged ticks prefer to hide in grass and shrubs.
- Wear light colored clothing when you are outside. This will help you to spot the ticks before they attach themselves to your skin.
- 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.