If it's creepy, crawly, and makes you itch just thinking about it, you'll find it in this book. Get the facts on mosquitoes, ticks, mites, leeches, and other species that feed on human and animal blood-and live right in your own backyard! Cartoon illustrations as well as photographs, probing questions, interesting facts, and tongue twisters provide a wealth of information about each creature's reproduction cycle, life stages, habitats, eating habits, life span, and effects on humans. Includes resources and websites for research. Previously published ISBN 0-673-59248-0.