Tick Types and Tick Diseases

Name Alternative Name Picture Most common regions: Pathogens known to possibly carry
Eastern Blacklegged Tick Deer Tick Ixodes scapularis Northeastern, Upper Midwestern United States Lyme Disease, Powassan, Anaplasma, and Babesia
American Dog Tick Wood Tick Dermacentor variabilis Widespread east of the rocky mountains. Also, found in California and Oregon. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tularemia
Brown Dog Tick Kennel Tick, Pan-Tropical Dog Tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus Widespread across United States. Mostly found in Southern States Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Canine Babesia
Lone Star Tick Northeastern Water Tick, Turkey Tick Amblyomma americanum Atlantic Coast States Ehrlichia, Tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI)
Gulf Coast Tick Amblyomma maculatum Atlantic Coast States, From Maryland to Texas , Gulf of Mexico, Rickettsia Parkeri, Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain Wood Tick Dermacentor andersoni Rocky Mountain States, Pacific Northwest of United States Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, Colorado Tick Fever
Western Blacklegged Tick Ixodes pacificus Pacific Coast of United States, Utah, Nevada, Arizona Lyme Disease, Anaplasma
Longhorn Tick Bush Tick, Cattle Tick, Asian Tick Haemaphysalis longicornis Throbocytopenia Syndrome Virus, Information in the United States is not fully known at this time
Cayenne Tick Amblyomma cajennense Southern United States, northern Argentina, Central America, Caribbean Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Pacific Coast Tick American Levi Tick Dermacentor occidentalis Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Q-Fever, Anaplasma, Tularemia, Equine Piroplasmosis, Powassan, Tick Paralysis