In this article, researchers aimed to identify areas of potential suitable habitat for Ixodes pacificus (western blacklegged tick) within Alaska. Although not considered endemic, I. pacificus has been collected recently […]
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This review provides an overview of the factors that influence the distribution and abundance of the western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus) and the dynamics of tickborne pathogen transmission in the […]
Most southwestern detection of Borrelia burgdorferi pathogen in the midwestern US to date. In a recently published article, researchers present their findings of tick surveillance surveys conducted in summer of 2019. […]
From LDA President Pat Smith’s Blog: There are a number of ticks in the United States that can carry and/or transmit many diseases which people and their pets may get from a tickbite. Often, one tickbite can transmit several different diseases. The ticks most often talked about are the Ixodes scapularis, commonly known as the deer tick or blacklegged tick, and its western cousin, Ixodes pacificus, the western blacklegged tick.
TICK VECTORS (For more information about ticks click here) These tick photos may help you to identify the different species of ticks and what they look like at various life […]