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Some info on the symptoms of a bite would be useful in this article. Does it itch? Does it cause a rash, inflamation etc.?
See Lyme disease. Should be made a more important point in the article, as that article contains much more precise information on ticks than this article of US ticks. Generally, one would notice a tick after a full body search done right after a trip in the forest. They don't make much of themselves, as they are dependent on having time to find a good ore to suck on. If it has bitten you or your dog or your cat, remove it - either by grabbing it and rotating it before yanking it, or with a pair of tweezers. It is said that one must get out everything, but that is not a very big problem in the whole picture. My only bite has grown a hair, nothing else. Hopefully with my own genes. If you take out the tick within a day , the chance of catching something wicked is small. Check your bite up to a a couple of months after you have been bitten. The moment you feel a fever or have a red spot or several at the bite or somewhere entirely elsewhere, you must go see a doctor. Some who get bitten have a itch, some don't. For some any disease can be quick to discover and quick to cure, for some - neither. Some ticks have borreliosis, smoe don't. More precise numbers must be found, also for those ticks not US.
The article needs information about how the tick's saliva acts as "cement" (there is a video on this) and how the mandibles curve back. There should be pictures of the mouthparts like the hypostome, and there should be clarification on how many mouthparts are actually inserted for feeding.
This entry should be merged with de:Zecken. They have same entries in Spanish; es:Ixodoidea for Tick and es:Ixodida for Zecken, where having same superfamily of Ixodoidea. Therefore, it is evident that tick in English and zecken in Germany are same. I tried to add de:Zecken from wikidata, but error message said that I cannot do it, instead I should merge it. I went to merge instruction but it is too complicated and I give up. I would ask somebody to do the work. Katsutoshi Seki (talk) 23:35, 19 November 2013 (UTC)