result in disease
As ticks feed on the host animal's blood any
potential disease organisms that the tick harbors can
be transmitted to the host. Some diseases, for example
Lyme Disease, can cause a very
characteristic "bull's-eye" rash which radiates from
the bite site (see photo right).
The bull's-eye rash can be an indication of a serious
medical condition so if one develops at the site of a
tick bite you should seek
medical attention immediately.
See Ticks for information
about the life history of ticks and ways to prevent
See How to Safely Remove
a Tick if one is found on yourself or your pets.