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Why can't you just flick away a tick? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Why can't you just flick away a tick? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Ticks are a scourge to those who love the outdoors. They transmit diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain fever, and those ailments can result in serious aches and pains, not to mention a distinctive rash. While you may be familiar with what a tick bite can do, you may not know how a tick latches on and sips your blood. Not surprisingly, it's kind of horrifying. Mouth and hook A female western blacklegged tick explores the best place to take in a meal on a human arm. (Photo: Josh Cassidy/KQED) As KQED reports , the method a tick uses get its teeth into you is truly a "feat of engineering." "Ticks have a lovely, evolved mouth part for doing exactly what they need to do, which is extended feeding," Kerry Padgett, supervising public health biologist at the California Department of Public Health in Richmond, told KQED. "They're not like a mosquito that can just put their...

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