Your Guide to Types of Ticks Found On Long Island NY
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There are three kinds of ticks most commonly found on humans on Long Island. All of them can transmit disease such as Lyme disease. If you, your family or your pets spend any time outdoors, use our Tick Identification Card to help identify ticks you may encounter.
Deer Ticks On Long Island
Deer ticks, also known as black-legged ticks, are found on Long Island and come with no white markings. They are brown to black in color and are very, very small. These Ticks in some parts of the USA are known as the Bear Ticks and are often mistaken for brown dog ticks. The deer tick owns its name from parasitizing the white-tailed deer.
Deer ticks can be found in a number of locations throughout East End Long Island as well as the rest of eastern United States. Black-Legged ticks lived in wooded areas and tall grass. Deer ticks tend to live in trails in forests on the tips of grass and leaves, waiting to latch onto their host. East End Tick Control found the Deer Ticks in large numbers this year all over the East End especially in the perimeter areas of:
Lone Star Tick On Long Island
Lone Star Ticks are found on Long Island and on the East End. Lone star ticks are very widespread across the United States. The name lone star tick comes from the easily distinguished white dot or “star” in the center of the female ticks back. The star is part of the female ticks shield.
The Lone star is very well known to be an aggressive tick that moves long distances in search of its hosts. Female Lone Star ticks are naturally larger than the male tick.
Although Lone star ticks do not transmit Lyme Disease, they can be vectors for other diseases Rock Mountain Spotted Fever, and meat allergies. Such people that are bitten by these ticks will occasionally develop a circular rash.
The most common areas on the East End of Long Island that the Lone Star tick can be found is in wooded areas along trails and particularly in forests that have thick underbrush. Large trees are also areas that harbor the Lone Star Tick. East End Tick control has found Lone Star Ticks in grassy areas all over:
American Dog Tick On Long Island
The American dog tick, also known as the Wood Tick is a species of tick that is notorious for carrying harmful bacterias that responsible for several diseases in humans. Diseases are transmitted when the American Dog Tick sucks blood from the host. American Dog Ticks get their name from parasitizing mostly dogs and other furry animals that come within their reach.
The Wood Tick is a very colorful tick that features Brown to reddish brown with gray-silver marking on its back, behind the mouth.
American Dog Ticks can be found in highly wooded areas on Long Island. On the East End, they can be found in long grass areas. The number of American Dog Ticks can be reduced in your backyard by cutting the grass and leaving them no room to reside. East End Tick control has found the American Dog Ticks on the east end especially along the North Shore in the wooded areas of:
For more information on East End Tick Control® and identifying ticks on the East end of Long Island contact us or call (631) 324-9700.