Where found: Widely distributed in the northeastern and upper midwestern United States.
Transmits: Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Powassan disease.
Comments: The greatest risk of being bitten exists in the spring, summer, and fall. However, adults may be out searching for a host any time winter temperatures are above freezing. Stages most likely to bite humans are nymphs and adult females.
- Page last reviewed: October 23, 2014
- Page last updated: October 23, 2014
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