ClinQuiz: Fast tick facts, answer 4B


ClinQuiz: Fast tick facts, answer 4B

Mar 01, 2009
By staff

4) B–Incorrect.

Infestations with I. scapularis are associated with contact with outdoor areas at times of the year when the ticks are active. This tick is prone to desiccation and cannot establish ongoing infestations inside the home. Immature I. scapularis prefer to feed on rodents, other small mammals, and lizards, whereas the adults prefer to feed on larger mammals, such as deer. 16

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