Dill speaks to Outdoor Life about identifying ticks

Outdoor Life spoke to Griffin Dill, coordinator of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Tick Lab, about how to identify different types of ticks. There are two primary categories of ticks out there: hard ticks and soft ticks. Dill says that most of us will only ever interact with hard ticks. In fact, if you were to Google an image of a soft tick, you would encounter a small, mite-looking bug that you’ve likely never seen before. “It’s not to say you can’t encounter soft ticks, because of course people can and do,” Dill tells Outdoor Life. “But certainly not to the extent that we’re encountering these hard ticks like the American dog tick, the black-legged tick, and the Lone Star tick.” Yahoo! Life shared the Outdoor Life report.