Tick Nests

Asked July 4, 2017, 11:28 PM EDT

Response to Lee T's answer about whether or not ticks actually nest. He replied he would like to see picture of said nest. There is a Facebook image circulating. Please let us know if there is any truth to this post. Thank you.

Berrien County Georgia

1 Response

Hard to tell what this is from the picture.

Large masses (1,000's) of tick eggs are laid on the ground by females. There are masses of these tiny "seed ticks" when the eggs hatch. The picture may be a mass of these newly hatched ticks that will wait for a passing host. That mass could be called a nest but is not one in the sense that ticks live there for long periods of time like nesting animals do.