How Small is a Deer Tick? Check It Out.

Everyone needs to take precautions to prevent against tick exposure. This is especially true when it comes to the Ixodes scapularis, the deer or blacklegged tick. The adult tick is about the size of a sesame seed, and the nymph the size of a poppyseed. Check out the nymph on the hand. Can you see it?

d11  d12  nymph on hand w dime cr loNymphal deer tick on hand   Photo: James Occi, MA, MS

Thanks to James L. Occi, Rutgers University; Member, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Scientific & Professional Advisory Board for the photos.

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