Black-legged Tick

Ixodes scapularis: The Black-legged Tick (a.k.a. The Deer Tick)

Information about the blacklegged tick including, habitat, where in the U.S. they can be found, behavior, and life-cycle.



Blacklegged Tick Diseases

Information on each of the diseases the deer tick can transmit including: symptoms, diagnosis and testing, CDC treatment recommendation, and disease pathogenesis.



Blacklegged Tick Anatomy and Identification

Details about the anatomy of the deer tick and identifying characteristics.



Blacklegged Tick FAQ
Frequently asked questions about deer ticks and Lyme disease answered.