Deer tick usually lay 2,000 – 3,00 eggs at one time (in the northeast, this usually occurs in late May, with the eggs hatching in early August). The size of the deposit may vary in size and density. The picture above, however, is a typical egg deposit from a female tick.
It’s important that people educate themselves about ticks in general. We know that a growing number tick species pose a serious health threat to humans and companion animals alike. They are responsible for the spread of various disease agents, and any biting tick found on your body should be removed promptly and recorded. For information on the life cycle of the deer tick, click here.