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Common Ticks

Western Black-legged Tick (Ixodes pacificus) The Western Black-Legged Tick is a common tick found throughout the west coast of North America. This species of tick is a vector of both the Lyme disease spirochete and Equine Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis Rickettsia in California. … Continue reading

Tick-borne Diseases

Lyme Disease Lyme Disease, also known as Lyme Borreliosis, is the number one tick-borne disease transmitted in California with an average of 200 cases per year. This disease is caused by the bacterial spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. Incubation: period 3 to 30 days. Acute Symptoms … Continue reading

Supplemental: Ticks

Common Name Scientific Name Habitat / Ecology Hosts Vector Potenial / Diseases Short-legged Bird Argassid Argas brevippes Life cycle from egg to adult is 48-82 days. Adults have been known to live up to one year without feeding. Lives in … Continue reading


Ticks are blood-sucking parasites of many kinds of animals. Both males and females feed on blood. The basic life cycle of a tick is egg, six-legged larvae, eight-legged nymph, eight-legged adult. Many California ticks have a single instar (the stage … Continue reading

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