- The deer tick is the primary spreader of Lyme disease in America
- Ticks have fed look drastically different from ticks that have not fed yet
- Feeds on a variety of mammals and birds, not just deer
The deer tick is a common parasite found in Alabama. These ticks wait for a host to latch onto and will feed on its blood until it becomes engorged. The picture above is of an engorged deer tick. The tick appears drastically different when unengorged, with a much smaller abdomen that is reddish brown. Deer ticks are a known carrier of Lyme disease and should be removed in a manner that removes the head fully. Ticks do not normally enter into homes, but are commonly found in yards and bushes around the home. Our mosquito and tick spray is very effective at protecting your yard from these disease spreading pests.