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 »

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To remove a wood tick, grasp it firmly with tweezers as close to the mouth as possible, and pull it straight out, advises WebMD. Wash the area with soap and water, and apply an antibiotic cream. More »

Hardwoods come from deciduous trees, such as oak, maple, teak and mahogany trees. These trees feature broad leaves, flowers and form seeds. Conifers, which are cone-bearing trees, produce softwoods. More »

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Humans contract tick fever following a bite from an infected Rocky Mountain wood tick, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ticks usually get the virus after feeding on the blood of an animal that h... More »

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The chemical that ticks secrete to help them fasten to the skin of their hosts irritates the host's skin and may cause a lump to form, even after the tick has been removed. Lumps can also be caused when residual tick bod... More »

Insect cocoons almost always use silk to some degree, but the major materials composing the cocoon can include the larva's own hairs, twigs and leaves; in addition to fecal matter, wood chips or sand. Different species v... More »

One of the most effective flea and tick remedies is simply a bath with normal soap and shampoo, which kills most fleas and washes away ticks that have not bitten yet. This should be followed up with a thorough grooming a... More »