Fleas and ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals.
Ticks are arachnids that hide in shrubs, tall grasses and tree branches, just waiting for you to walk by. Wear long sleeves and pants, socks, shoes and tick repellent to protect yourself. If you’ve spent part of your day outdoors, like at Sawyer pond, check yourself for ticks after returning home. Ticks are tiny, around ¼ inch, and can be difficult to see.