Tick lab coordinator Dill interviewed by Prevention for identifying tick bites

Prevention interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Griffin Dill on how to identify tick bites. Dill, director of UMaine Extension’s Tick Lab, said tick bites can look similar to other insect bites and it can be hard to differentiate unless the tick is still attached. “Although they can and do attach to any part of the body, there are certain body parts they more commonly move toward, like the hairline, or in tucked-away places, like the armpits, groin, and behind knees” because ticks have heat sensors to seek out warmer, moist places, Dill said.