Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that can attach to a person as he or she brushes past bushes, plants, and grass. Ticks often move to a warm, moist location, like the armpits, groin, and hair. At that point they typically attach firmly to the skin and begin to draw blood. While most ticks do not carry diseases, some ticks can carry bacteria that can cause:
- Colorado tick fever
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
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