Deer Tick Bite

The bite of the deer tick is relatively painless. Many deer tick bite victims are not aware that they have been bitten.

Deer ticks can remain attached to the host for over a week. They feed until they become engorged, at which point the ticks drop from their hosts in order to molt or lay eggs.

Not all tick bites result in disease transmission. However, diseases can be transmitted within the first few hours while the tick is biting. It is therefore important for anyone spending considerable time outside to inspect his or her bodies thoroughly upon returning indoors.

If a tick is found, it should be removed with the use of tweezers. Pull ticks away from the host by the head and place all specimens into a jar for proper identification later. A medical professional should be contacted for any medical questions.