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