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Trouble with Ticks
"Ticks are small blood-sucking arachnids. Some of them carry diseases. Find out more about them, and how to protect yourself."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Where is the most common place to find ticks?
In the desert
In the woods
On the beach
A well-kept golf course in an urban area
What are the two major groups of ticks?
Flying and flightless
Winter and summer
Small and large
Hard and soft
Ticks have a special structure in their mouths that allows them to latch on firmly to a host. What is it called?
What is the main way for ticks to detect a potential host?
Vibrations from walking
Carbon dioxide from the host's breath
Ticks have exceedingly keen eyesight
The first tick to come across a host performs a dance for the other ticks
Some species of ticks live for many years and can go for months between meals.
How can you keep ticks away from your yard?
Keep the grass cut short
Remove fallen leaves and weeds
Keep pets out of the woods
All of these
How can you reduce the risk of a tick bite?
Walk on cleared trails
All of these
Tuck your pants into your socks when walking in the woods
Use insect repellent containing DEET on all uncovered skin
Lyme disease is transmitted from deer to humans via a tick.
It is well known that some ticks can carry Lyme disease. Which is another tick-borne illness?
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Sometimes in spite of all precautions you may find yourself the unwilling host of a tick. How should you remove a tick from your skin?
Using tweezers, grasp the tick close to your skin and pull straight up
Light a match, blow it out and touch the tick with the hot tip
Cover the tick with petroleum jelly to suffocate it
Grab it with your bare hand and twist it out
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