Tick Identification

Move the mouse pointer over each tick for zoomed view. Left-click a tick for more information about seasonal activity, known diseases transmitted, and larger images. Change the current region by left-clicking a region name to the right of the chart. Ticks are arranged from high (top) to low (bottom) relative abundance in the selected region.

Non-Flash Tick Identification Chart

Ixodes scapularis

Don't have Flash player? Using an iOS device? Use our Non-Flash Tick Identification Chart to identify your tick.

You can also visit our Tick Species section for more images & tick information.

Finally, check-out the Current Tick Activity in your region of the United States with our bi-monthly TERC CTA.

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Preventing tick bites and the prospect for disease should be a goal in every community.

There are more ticks in more places than ever before, and this is increasing the public health impact of tick transmitted disease. That's a problem!! There's never been a greater need for tick bite protection and tick-borne disease prevention.

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