Ticks are small spiderlike animals (arachnids) that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many birds and animals. Tick bites occur most often during early spring to late summer and in areas where there are many wild animals and birds.
Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine