To the educated eye all ticks look, but if you get a bite, know guilty is important.” Different types of ticks transfer different types of bacteria, “says Thomas Mather, a doctor, director of the University of Rhode Island Center for Vector-Borne Disease. Some spots spread the Lyme disease, but there are other buried diseases to also take care of.
Mather leads up The university’s Tick Encounter Resource Center, which has a useful field identification tool. (Find it.) It can be difficult to get an ID tick, especially if they are engorged from feeding – so he recommends that you limit your vision to focus on those unique features of the bracket shield.
And still many people incorrectly identify her small insects as ticks. To be completely safe you can submit a photo of a field that you find on you or around your home (save it in a baggie and throw it in the freezer!) With its TickSpotters program. Before that, however, you read through the seven types of ticks that transmit diseases to humans.
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Blackplaced tick (aka deer tick)
The most feared type
If you are not in small, discerning creatures, you can save this read for after lunch. of tick, transmits the two bacteria that cause the Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi and B. mayonii as well as other infections that cause symptoms such as fever, chills, headaches and muscle pain. The shell is also called the deer land, the pest is mainly after white-tailed deer, but there are 30,000 cases of the Lyme disease in people reported to the CDC annually. They are usually found in deciduous forests.
Look for: This fastening tag is easily identified by its dark black legs, red-orange body and black scutum (found on the upper part of the shield).
Health: Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, Powassan virus
Location : You find this critter crawls around the eastern half of the United States, extends from Maine to Florida and moves into parts of Texas, Colorado, and even Dakotas.
Lone star tick
Have you heard of ticks that cause allergic reaction to red meat (aka alpha-gal allergy)? This is it! Warn: The CDC says this is “a very aggressive fix that bites people ” and transmits bacteria that cause a wide range of diseases.
Search for: You can identify a female lone star tick quite easily, thanks to the white dot (aka the lone star) on the back.
Sickness: Ehrlichiosis, tularmemia, Heartland virus disease, Bourbon virus disease, Southern tick-associated rash disease
Location: You find this critter in the eastern United States, but usually in southeastern States. There are found in the north as Iowa and Illinois in the northwest to parts of Maine down into the Gulf Coast states.
American canine cone
If it is the bite of the American canine there is a risk that it may give you the bacterial disease Rocky Bergspotted fever, whose presence appears to increase. In 2017, 6,248 cases were reported compared to just 495 in 2000. Also known as wooden sticks, you are most likely to experience a piece of an adult woman in the spring and summer .
Look for: These ticks have a dark brown body. Adult women have a white part on their shields, while adult men can see moth gray.
Sickness risk: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia
Location: American Dog tick has a wide range, with a habitat east of the Rocky Mountains, as well as most of California.
Brown Dog tick
Unfortunately, there is no place in the United States that is safe from the brown dog tick. While these critters are after your dog, they will settle for you. The CDC notes that the southwestern United States and the Mexico border are the areas at risk of becoming a victim of a brown dog-borne disease. Mather adds that these ticks can “create a store in your house” because they are a harder species that can withstand the dry conditions indoors .
Search for: The brown Hundkot is a reddish-brown and narrower in shape compared to other ticks.
Sickness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Gulf Coast tick
These pests keep their home in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, per National Environmental Health Association. While their main “hosts” are animals such as deer, rodents and birds, they also contribute humans . Gulf Coast tick can send Rickettsia park rickettsiosis a less severe form of rocky mountain spotted fever.
Look for: To discover this fortress, look for a slightly lighter color in the legs, a brown body and silver-colored white connected lines on the shield.
Health:  R. Parkeri rickettsiosis
Location: Some states include, among others, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Southern Arizona.
Rocky Mountain Wood tick
These guys like it high: their habitats are in woodland areas of the Rocky Mountains at a height of at least 4,000 feet . Like many patches, this brown-skin species transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever, as well as Colorado ticker fever (a rare viral disease), CDC says. Expect to see these critters coming out between January and November, as they are less active during the summer months.
Look for: While they resemble dog twigs, adult men have a cream colored portion on their back.
Sickness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tent fever, tularemia
Location: Rocky Mountain states, such as Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico
Western blackplaced tick
lizards than you, so it’s quite rare that they infect humans, CDC says. It’s still worth staying away. The Western Black Bracket carries the bacteria that lead to the Lyme disease and anaplasmoses, a bacterial disease that has increased 16 times since the year 2000. Be careful with them in forests Look for: These ticks have a red body with black legs.
Disease: Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Borrelia miyamotoi disease
Location: You can find them from the north coast of Washington down to the Mexico border in California (plus most of Utah).
How to keep ticks away from you
If you go into a known fortress area, make sure you wear protective clothing, like a long-sleeved sweater and pants, hat and long socks (preferably made in your pants).
It is also wise to stock up on the best cruise rejection agents that contain insect repellent ingredients such as DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, picaridine and IR3535. Treating your clothes and gear with a permethrin-based product can also help keep ticks in the lake while enjoying the outdoors.
When you’re at home, always do a body check under your arms, around your ears, inside your stomach, behind your knees, between your legs and in your hair – because you haven’t taken any stragglers in your home.
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