Ticks are small insects that attach their bodies onto a human or animal host.
- Ticks live in grass, bushes, wooded areas and seashores.
- Ticks prefer hairy areas such as the scalp, behind the ear, in the armpits and groin, and also between the fingers and toes.
- Tick bites often occur at night and occur more in the spring and summer months.
- Ticks can be safely removed at home if you have a pair of tweezers. If not, take your child to the nearest healthcare facility.