Tick Identification

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.

Dog Tick

Dermacentor variabilis, also known as the dog tick does not carry Lyme disease.

A female dog tick is on the left, and a male dog tick is on the right.

Winter Tick

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.

Dog ticks and Blacklegged tick (aka deer ticks) are the most common ticks found in New England. Blacklegged ticks (aka deer ticks) can carry Lyme disease in New England. Bebop Labs is collecting all species of ticks.