A female deer tick (left) and a nymph deer tick. Credit: Courtesy of Griffin Dill, UMaine Cooperative Extension

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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Erin Rhoda

Erin Rhoda

Erin Rhoda is editor of Maine Focus, a journalism and community engagement initiative by the Bangor Daily News.