Ticks in Vermont
Tick Species Found in Vermont
There are about 13 species of ticks in Vermont, and four of them are known to carry disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and parasites. The most common of these is the deer tick, also known as the black-legged tick.
The three other types of ticks in Vermont that are potentially harmful to humans include:
- Lone Star Ticks
- Woodchuck Ticks
- American Dog Ticks.
Problems Caused by Ticks in VT
Having spread east of the Rocky Mountains, woodchuck ticks can also transmit diseases, like Powassan virus.
Bites from American dog ticks may lead to Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia, though these diseases are rare in Vermont.