Our Data for ticks in our area

The following charts show some of our data from collecting, identifying, and tracking areas with heavy tick populations and tick-borne diseases. We will be routinely updating this page with new data and charts as our research develops. View maps of ticks and disease found on our Mapping Ticks page.


 

In 2018, we collected 1,654 ticks, 822 were tested for disease. Of which 100 were tested and funded by BeBop Labs personal funds. There were 554 BLT and 1,100 Dog ticks. Thank you for saving and sending us ticks and data. Check out what we learned from your data below.


When do you find ticks?

There are 2 seasons for BLT: Spring and Fall. Most dog ticks are found in the Spring. So don't be fooled in the Spring by pesky dog ticks, look carefully for those BLT when you check yourself for ticks. Check out our data below for the evidence.

When did we find ticks in 2018?

*Data pooled from Bebop Labs, Ticknology and UMass Amherst Lab of Medical Zoology public database only for the year or 2018.

Number of Ticks Found in Spring 2018


When do we find Tick-Borne Diseases in NH?

Despite having 2 seasons for disease carrying BLT, the Tick-borne diseases are steady all year round! Check out where we find disease, under out mapping ticks and disease page.

When do we find tick-borne diseases in NH?

*Data collected from tested ticks, pooled from Bebop Labs, Ticknology and UMass Amherst Lab of Medical Zoology public database only for the year of 2018, and rounded to the nearest percent.

Tick Behavior information

Look below at the different behaviors ticks have. More data coming soon…

Female ticks like to bite more than male ticks. Many more female BLT bite. Females need a blood meal so they can lay eggs. All ticks need blood to “level up” to their next stage of growth.

Number of Dog Ticks Biting or crawling, North of Concord (Lat 43.3), Spring 2018

Number of Black Legged (deer) Ticks Biting or Crawling North of Concord (Lat 43.3), Spring 2018