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Ticks That Commonly Bite Humans

Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Locations
The Deer Tick is typically found in the eastern United States, but can be seen in other places as well.

Comments
The highest risk of being bitten occurs during spring, summer, and fall, but adults may be out during the winter too The Deer Tick is also called the Black Legged Tick. Learn More

The Deer Tick is know for carrying the following diseases and may carry even more:

Brown Dog Tick

American Dog Tick

Locations
The Brown Dog Tick is seen worldwide in and around human settlements. They infest homes and animal pens, often causing high levels of infestation both on dogs and in homes.

Comments
Dogs are the primary host for the brown dog tick in each of its life stages, but the tick may also bite humans or other animals. Learn More

The Brown Dog Tick is know for carrying the following diseases and may carry even more:

Lone Star Tick

Lone Star Tick

Locations
The Lone Star Tick is in typically seen in the southeastern and eastern United States, but can be seen in other places as well.

Comments
A very aggressive tick. The adult female has a white dot or “lone star” on her back, while the male has spots or streaks of white around the outer edge of the body. Learn More

The Lone Star Tick is know for carrying the following diseases / illnesses and may carry even more:

American Dog Tick

American Dog Tick

Locations
The American Dog Tick is typically seen east of the Rocky Mountains and in areas on the Pacific Coast, but can be seen in other places as well.

Comments
The highest risk of being bitten occurs during spring and summer. Dog ticks are sometimes called wood ticks. Adult females are most likely to bite humans. Learn More

The American Dog Tick is know for carrying the following diseases and may carry even more: