Common Ticks in Livingston County

Common Ticks in Livingston County




black legged deer tick

Black-legged Deer Tick


This tick is known to transmit Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplaasmosis, and Powassan disease.


american dog tick

American Dog Tick


This tick is known to transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and tularemia.

Lone Star Tick

Lone Star Tick


This tick is known to transmit ehrlichia, tularemia, Heartland virus, and Southern tick-associated rash illness.


Brown Dog Tick

Brown Dog Tick


This tick is known to transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, although this tick is more often responsible for tick-borne diseases in dogs.



*Photos from the University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Resource Center.