Connecticut Ticks

Ticks In Ct 2021

As reported by The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)

The ticks found natively in Connecticut are the Deer Tick and Dog Tick. In recent years the Lone Star Tick and Asian Long Horned Tick have also been discovered to be a growing population in CT as well according to studies conducted by The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES).

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AMERICAN DOG TICK Dermacentor variabilis WHERE FOUND Widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains. Also occurs in limited areas on the Pacific Coast. TRANSMITS Francisella tularensis (tularemia) and Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain spotted fever). COMMENTS The greatest risk of being bitten occurs during spring and summer. Adult females are most likely t ...
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This novel-to-the-US tick variety has been identified along the east coast from Connecticut to Tennessee. Native to East Asia, this species has been identified to transmit Rickettsia Japonica (Japanese Spotted Fever), and is capable of carrying other Rickettsia species, Borrelia species, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Theileria, viral agents Heartland and Powassan viruses, and can be a causative agent of H ...
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The lone star tick is known for the silvery white star-shaped spot on its back, and is distributed throughout the eastern US. The CDC has identified this tick as a vector for Ehrlichia chaffeensis and E. ewingii (ehrlichiosis), Francisella tularensis (tularemia), Heartland virus, Bourbon virus, and Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI). Lone star tick can also cause an allergy to red meat, ...
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