How to Identify Ticks
A tick is a blood-sucking arachnid (spider family) that can carry many diseases including Lyme disease.
Black Legged Tick
Ixodes scapularis, also known as a black legged tick and deer tick is known to carry Lyme disease in NH.
Dermacentor variabilis, also known as the dog tick does not carry Lyme disease.
Dermacentor albipictus, also known as winter tick or moose tick, which does not carry Lyme disease.
Lone Star Tick
Amblyomma americanum, also known as the Lone Star Tick does not carry Lyme disease, but it does transmit bacteria that cause several types of illness.