differences between the two most common ticks in Michigan. Here's an article describing the five species of ticks in Michigan. This article describes the untreated illnesses resulting from tick bites. Apparently a Black-legged Tick has to be attached to its host for 24-48 before the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi can be transmitted and cause Lyme Disease.
Tick Anatomy, check out the Key at the University of Lincoln in the UK.
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Now, where did I put that 100% DEET?