How Long Do Ticks Stay Attached?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 24, 2020 6:57:22 PM ET
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Ticks can remain on a person or animal for a few hours, a few days or a few weeks if they are not removed, according to TickAlert. During this time, ticks feed by sucking blood from the host through an efficient feeding tube held in place by a cement-like secretion.

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