American Dog Tick
(Also called American Wood Tick)

Most commonly found east of the Rocky Mountains, the American Dog tick is responsible for the spread of Tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Most bites occur in spring and summer.

Brown Dog Tick

Found throughout the world, the Brown Dog Tick primarily seeks dogs as its host; however, humans and other mammals have been bitten. The disease most commonly attributed to the Brown Dog tick is Rocky Mountain spotted fever, though mostly isolated to southwestern states and along the US-Mexico border.

Gulf Coast Tick

As its name would suggest, the Gulf Coast tick is found along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coastal states. Adult Gulf Coast ticks feed mainly on deer and wildlife, but can spread Rickettsia parkeri, a form of spotted fever, to humans.

Lone Star Tick

The Lone Star tick is known for its aggression and irritating, sometimes painful bite. These ticks live primarily in the southeastern and eastern United States and can transmit erlichiosis, tularemia, and STARI to humans. This tick can be easily identified by the single white spot on the female's abdomen.

Rocky Mountain Wood Tick

The Rocky Mountain tick is responsible for the spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado spotted fever, and tularemia to humans. These ticks are most often located in Rocky Mountain states at elevations between 4,000 and 10,500 feet.

Western Blacklegged Tick

Located along the Pacific coast and in Utah, the Western blacklegged tick is known to spread Lyme disease and anaplasmosis to humans. Infection rates in humans tend to be low as nymphs often prefer to feed on lizards and small mammals.

Tick Removal

If you find any ticks on your body or your pets, you should remove them immediately as tick-borne diseases can be transmitted to humans in 24 hours.

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