Principal Tick Species of North America

 


American dog tick American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

  • Diseases: Tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
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Black legged tick Black Legged Tick aka Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis)

  • Diseases: Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis
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Brown dog tick Brown Dog Tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus)

  • Diseases: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis. and ehrlichiosis
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Gulf coast tickGulf Coast Tick (Amblyomma maculatum)

 

  • Diseases: Rickettsia Parkeri
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Lone star tickLone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)

  • Diseases: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, “Stari” borreliosis, monocytic ehrlichiosis, and tularemia
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Rocky mountain wood tickRocky Mountain Wood Tick (Dermacentor andersoni)

  • Diseases: Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick paralysis, tularemia
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Western black legged tick Western Black Legged Tick (Ixodes pacificus)

  • Diseases: Anaplasmosis, Lyme disease
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