What are ticks?
Ticks are insects related to spiders. They have 8 legs and they feed off of a host animal by sucking blood. They vary in size from a tiny speck to the size of a swollen watermelon seed.
How do ticks differ from fleas?
Ticks do not cause itching or hot spots, but they do cause illness. Sometimes the illness can be serious.
Ticks crawl. Fleas jump.
Ticks remain in place while feeding