Ticks are an awful pest and a major hazard for campers and outdoorsmen/women. These creatures latch onto a warm-blooded animal and feed on its blood, often spreading diseases in the process, such as the difficult-to-diagnose and treat Lyme Disease. Ticks are generally the size of a sesame seed; juveniles hatch with six legs, and grow an extra pair in adulthood. Ticks don't fly or jump very far; they typically wait on plants and cling onto their prey when it walks underneath or brushes against them. Given the number of diseases they carry, if you notice a tick bite, it's an excellent idea to seek medical attention immediately.
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