In Maine, ticks are on the increase and you should take precautions when you go for a jaunt in the woods. Cover exposed skin and, it's recommended that you check yourself for the critters once you're inside to make sure none have attached themselves to you.

Deer Ticks carry diseases, like Lyme. Dog Ticks are not known to, at least in Maine.

How do you tell the difference between the two? Pretty easy if you know what you're looking for.

The Maine Public Health Association recently released a video explanation of the differences and life cycles of the two tick variations.