Busting Myths About Ticks

Michael Dryden, D.V.M, Ph.D., is a university-distinguished professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Moreover, he is one of the world’s leading experts on all things ticks. As such, he shares some common myths about these blood-sucking pests. For one, he notes they are not insects at all, but rather arachnids. Perhaps most surprising to many is the fact that ticks don’t jump at all, and indeed don’t have the ability to jump either. Learn what else Dr. Dryden and Kansas State have to say about ticks, after the jump.

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