According to the Illinois Department of Health, tick color varies slightly by species. The lone star tick is a common brown-colored variety. People also tend to come across brownish-red ticks such as the American dog tic... More »

The most common species of ticks include the black-legged dear tick, the American dog tick, the brown dog tick and the Rocky Mountain wood tick. There are nearly 900 different species of ticks that have been discovered a... More » Pets & Animals Bugs

Dog ticks appear gray or green when they have become engorged with blood. Other North American tick species tend to be darker brown or black at all stages of their lives except for their engorged phase, when their abdome... More »

To remove ticks from your home and keep them away, use a combination of removal and preventative methods, including physical removal, physical barriers, diatomaceous earth, talcum powder and safe insecticides. More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Bed bugs can bite pets, although they do not live or linger on animals like fleas and ticks do, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Bed bugs that have just finished feeding on a person or pet usuall... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Birch wood is always a light shade, but the color varies depending on the species. White birch wood is light with a brown flame pattern near the center, yellow birch wood is light golden brown, and red birch wood looks s... More »

Starfish color varies depending on the species and even the presence or absence of environmental threats — most species have the ability to change color, via camouflage, to match their surroundings. Some starfish are nat... More »