Western Black-Legged Tick

Life’s just another day at the beach…or is it?

The western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus) enjoys a healthy presence throughout California, but it has also been found in other western states along the coast and inland, as well as in Canada.


The western black-legged tick can transmit Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. These are also zoonotic diseases, which means they can infect people as well as pets.

Tick Image This tick is, like, totally bogus.
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