Are There Ticks in My Area?
Wondering if there are in ticks in your area? Unfortunately, the answer is most likely, yes. Though ticks tend to flourish more in areas with warm, humid climates (because they require a certain amount of moisture in the air to undergo metamorphosis, and, low temperatures inhibit their development from egg to larva), they can survive in a wide range of climates and ecosystems. Some ticks can survive in the winter, buried in the ground, beneath the snow cover!
These dangerous parasites need a food source…a host. Although the types of ticks and the corresponding diseases they can carry vary, ticks carrying Lyme disease are now found in half of the counties in the United States! Tick-borne diseases are only carried by specific tick species. Knowing which ticks are native to your area can help you assess your pet's risk of illness via tick bite.
If you are searching for information regarding ticks in your area of the country, this is your page! Below you'll find overviews of several different tick species, where they are typically located, and, a helpful link to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention. This link will give you additional information regarding current tick activity. You will also find information about TickZapper®, the quickest and easiest way to remove the entire tick – including mouthparts – without risk of human contact. TickZapper® is the most effective tick removal tool for pets on the market, today!
Regional Tick Information
Looking to learn more about ticks in your area? See the helpful information below to find out which ticks live near you, and which diseases they may carry. For more detailed information, consult the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's page on tick distribution.
- American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis): Found in states east of the Rocky Mountains, as well as select areas of California. Transmits Tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
- Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis): Found in northeastern and upper midwestern states. Transmits Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia muris eauclairensis), babesiosis, Borrelia miyamotoi, and Powassan disease.
- Brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus): Found in all 50 states and worldwide. Transmits Rock Mountain spotted fever.
- Gulf Coast tick (Amblyomma maculatum): Found in coastal areas of the U.S. along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Transmits Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, a form of spotted fever.
- Lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum): Found in eastern and southeastern states. Transmits Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii, as well as Heartland virus, tularemia, and STARI.
- Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni): Found in Rocky Mountain States and southwestern Canada from elevations of 4,000 to 10,500 feet. Transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, and tularemia.
- Western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus): Found along the Pacific coast of the U.S., particularly northern California. Transmits Anaplasmosis and Lyme disease.
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