Springs here! Watch out for the common parasite the Tick.
The Tick and it's Surroundings
The Tick and the Host
It does not have any special adaptations for a specific host, but rather all hosts. A tick has barbed, needle-like teeth instead of actual teeth. Because of this, they can leech themselves onto anybody or thing. as well as that, they realize to hide in hair so as not to be found, and also to keep warm.
-Two types: Hard and soft
-200 species in United States
-ticks are attracted by body heat, odor, and carbon dioxide exhaust.
-Most common during April- September.