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This tick bites, clones itself and lays 2,000 eggs

While you might have thought a tick is an insect, it really belongs to the arachnid family, along with spiders, scorpions and mites. A tick survives by feeding on the blood of a host, growing from the size of an apple seed before food and swelling to more than double their size after feeding.  Ticks are more active during the summer months, between March and November in the northern hemisphere. Most enjoy living in warm moist places, such as bushes, tall grasses and shrubs. Animals and humans get ticks while walking through these areas.  Of the 899 species of ticks found throughout the world, only 90 reside in the U.S.,4 and just a select few are known to bite humans.  Read more....



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