What are ticks?
Ticks are external parasites that feed on blood sucked from humans or animals. Ticks do not jump or fly but crawl slowly.Ticks embed themselves in their host in areas where the skin is thin by inserting their rostrums in the skin. They secrete substances through treir saliva glands which allow them to anchor themselves solidly in order to suck blood.
Ticks may transmit many diseases to humans or animals (Lyme disease, Tick Bome Encephalius, Babesiosis, Not all ticks are dangerous but they often carry pathogens (in their salivary glands or their digestive tracts).
Diseases transmitted by tick bites can cause serious illness and even death if not detected and treated immediately.
Ticks generally live in wooded or forested areas, grass, bushes, undergrowth, meadows and clearings, but can also be found anywhere there is grass (along wildlife paths. lawns, parks…).