How to Identify Ticks

A tick is a blood sucking arachnid (spider family) that can carry many diseases including Lyme disease.

 
black legged / deer tick

Black legged Tick

This is a picture of a deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), also known as a black legged tick, which is known to carry Lyme disease in NH.

dog tick

Dog Tick

This is a picture of a dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) which does not carry Lyme disease.

winter tick

Winter Tick

This a picture of a winter tick (Dermacentor albipictus), also known as moose tick, which does not carry Lyme disease.