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Can Ticks Swim?

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Ticks are found throughout North America in grassy and wooded areas. While we know that ticks cannot jump or fly, we have to ask can ticks swim?

Ticks cannot swim. Their bodies are not built well enough to be submerged under water. However, if a tick is found on the body, they can survive embedded in the skin. This means that ticks found on the body will survive in bathtubs, swimming pools and showers if on an individual.

Lyme Disease, one of the most common tick diseases, affects nearly 300,000 individuals each year. Ticks are found in all parts of the United States during all seasons with special emphasis on spring and summer when the weather is hot.

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