Tick ID

Tick Identification and Pathogen Guide

Tick Species

Tick-Borne Pathogens

Location

Deer tick_Blacklegged tick

Deer tick / blacklegged tick

Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)

Anaplasma phagocytophilum (anaplasmosis)

Babesia microti (babesiosis)

Borrelia miyamotoi

Powassan Virus

Blacklegged tick Map
Western Blacklegged Tick

Western blacklegged tick

Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)

Anaplasma phagocytophilum (anaplasmosis)

Borrelia miyamotoi  

Western Blacklegged Tick Map
American Dog Tick

American dog tick

Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain spotted fever)

Tularemia

American Dog Tick Map
Lone Star Tick

Lone star tick

Ehrlichia chaffeensis (ehrlichiosis)

Ehrlichia ewingii (ehrlichiosis)

STARI

Tularemia

Lone Start Tick Map

Male

Female

Rocky Mtn wood tick

Rocky Mountain wood tick

Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain spotted fever)

Colorado tick fever

Tularemia​

Rocky Mountain Wood Tick Map

Tick identification (including the deer tick) can be difficult without the proper equipment and experience. We recommend that you take a picture of your tick with the highest zoom possible set on your camera. Place the tick in a Ziploc bag and store in the freezer until you are able to send your tick for testing. Save the image of your tick in the event your tick is lost or damaged in the mail.