Deer tick / blacklegged tick

Western blacklegged tick

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Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain spotted fever)

Tularemia



Rocky Mountain wood tick

Lone star tick

male (left)                 female (right)

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.

Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)

Anaplasma phagocytophilum (anaplasmosis)

Babesia microti (babesiosis)

Borrelia miyamotoi 

Powassan Virus

Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)

Anaplasma phagocytophilum (anaplasmosis)

Borrelia miyamotoi 

Tick species                      Tick-borne pathogens               Location    

American dog tick

Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain spotted fever)


Colorado tick fever

Tularemia



Ehrlichia chaffeensis (ehrlichiosis)

Ehrlichia ewingii (ehrlichiosis)


STARI

Tularemia



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