Tick on pants

Title Info
Common name Tick
Scientific name Acari
Taxonomic group Arachnida
Level Order
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecological interactions Parasitism
Selection and adaptations Selection
Selection Morphology
Organisms Animals
Animals Arachnids
Conservation Disease
Date 1997
Location La Selva,Costa Rica,North America

Tick, Costa Rica. Ticks, which are a sub-group of the mites, have a deservedly nasty reputation as parasitic carriers of disease. These small blood-suckers may harbor bacteria that they carry from host to host, infecting as they feed. They can transmit bacteria, protozoans, nematodes, and viruses, and are the second-worst vector for human diseases, after mosquitoes. The diseases they carry include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, and tularemia, among others.