Know Your Tick Facts


 
American Dog Tick
Dermacentor
variabilis
Soft Ticks
Ornithodoros
The American Dog Tick can transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, Tularemia, Ehrlichia, and Tick Paralysis. American Dog Tick Soft ticks do not have the hard shell and are shaped like a large raisin. Soft ticks carry Tick Relapsing Fever. Soft Tick
Ixodes Pacificus
Western Black
Legged Tick
Ixodes Scapularis
Deer Tick
Western Black Legged Tick The Western Black Legged Tick is prevalent on west coast. It transmits Babesia, Lyme disease, Bartonella and Ehrlichia. Deer Tick The Deer Tick is prevalent on East Coast and transmits Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, Babesia, and Bartonella
Brown Dog Tick
Rhipicephalus Sanguineus
Rocky Mtn
Wood Tick
Dermacentor Andersoni
The Brown Dog tick carries Q Fever. Brown Dog Tick The Rocky Mountain Wood Tick transmits Tularemia, Tick paralysis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Q Fever,, and Colorado Tick Fever. Rocky Mtn Wood Tick
Identifying features on Pacific Coast Tick
Dermacentor Occidentalis
Lone Star Tick
Amblyomma Americanum
Pacific Coast Tick The Lone Star Tick is prevalent in the South West and can transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, and Ehrlichia, Q Fever and Tick Paralysis as well as Borrelia lonestari, which causes a Lyme disease like illness Lone Star Tick
The Pacific Coast Tick is prevalent in the West and South West. It can transmit Colorado Tick Fever virus, the Rickettsia of Q Fever and Spotted fever as well as the bacterium that causes Tularemia.  Known to cause tick paralysis in cattle, horses and deer.  Bite wounds are commonly mistaken for wounds caused by biting The species of bacteria among the tick-borne pathogens are diverse. This complicates diagnosis because current antibody tests are species-specific.15 tick-borne bacterial pathogens have been identified worldwide, including 3 species of Ehrlichia, and 4 or 5 of B. burgdorferi.  Scientists have not identified all of the pathogens that ticks may carry.