Where do Ticks Live?
Ticks can be found around the world and in many environments, but they thrive in warm and humid climates. A temperate, tropical or subtropical climate is ideal; therefore many tick species are found in coastal states of the United States. High tick populations are found in wooded areas or regions where moisture is retained. Ticks often hide and nest in leaves and debris at the bottom of trees in forested areas or in animal nests, where they can easily find hosts from which to feed. Perhaps the most important factor in the survival of ticks is the availability of animals from which to feed.
There is truly no area void of ticks because they attach to their hosts and can be carried wherever the host travels. With hosts such as migrating birds and mammals, ticks can be carried great distances from their points of origin.