TERC Resources Moose ticks

Tick Specific Resources: Moose tick

An insidious pest is killing about 70 percent of moose calves across Maine and New Hampshire, and their deadly work is being aided by warming temperatures and shorter winters that allow the parasites to survive longer, scientists believe. They are winter ticks, which attach themselves to a single moose by the tens of thousands. Adult females can expand to the size of a grape and engorge themselves with up to four milliliters of blood.

Winter tick (Dermacentor albipictus)

De-tick with duct tape
Read a comprehensive UNH outreach piece by Dr. Alan T. Eaton, Extension Specialist, Entomology and Daniel Bergeron, M.S., UNH Dept of Natural Resources

News: Winter ticks affecting Maine moose population

SunJournal.com article highlights National Geographic video: Ticks Can Kill Moose?