Identifying Ticks

Adult tick are approximately the size of a sesame seed. Nymphs are the size of a poppy seed. This makes finding and identifying ticks difficult. Various tick species are distributed across different regions of the world, each capable of transmitting distinct diseases.  

Learn which ticks are found on Nantucket HERE.
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General Tick Identifying Guide:

tick diseases 1

tick diseases 2

For a web version of the guide above click here.

Ticks at Varying Life Stages:

tick diseases 3