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

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 »

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 »

Many ticks become engorged within 24 hours, according to the nonprofit organization MaineLyme. Seed ticks take about three to 11 days to become completely engorged, notes The Daily Puppy. More »