May 27, 2018
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How to tell the difference between deer and dog ticks

Courtesy of Griffin Dill, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Courtesy of Griffin Dill, UMaine Cooperative Extension
A female deer tick (left) and a nymph deer tick.
By Erin Rhoda, BDN Staff

If you’ve been outside at all this summer, you’ve probably seen ticks.

This video from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains what you need to know about identifying two types of ticks: deer ticks and dog ticks. Deer ticks, which carry diseases, have a black shield and reddish body, while dog ticks tend to be larger and have a whitish shield.


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