Color: Reddish brown, gray-blue when engorged.
Legs: Larvae have 6 legs, nymphs and adults have 8 legs
Shape: Oval, flattened.
Size: 1/8(3 mm) unengorged; 1/2(12 mm) engorged.
Ticks can carry serious diseases. According to the CDC, more than 23,000 human cases of Lyme disease were recorded in 2002, with an estimated 9 out of 10 cases going unreported. This disease was first recognized and reported around Lyme, Ct.in 1975. Since then, three areas in the United States are now identified where this disease organism is known to occur naturally.Ticks are classified into two categories: soft ticks and hard ticks. Soft ticks often feed on bats and birds, while hard ticks feed on humans, pets and nuisance wildlife.If you are concerned about ticks on your property, contact a pest professional. They will be able to inspect your home, confirm the type of tick and recommend a course of tick control to get rid of ticks.