wood tick


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Related to wood tick: Lyme disease, American dog tick

wood tick

n.
Any of various ticks of the genus Dermacentor that occur in wooded areas, infest mammals, and transmit the microorganisms that cause Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia in humans.

wood tick

Etymology: AS, wudu + ME, tike
a hardshelled tick of the Ixodidae family and a natural reservoir of Rickettsia rickettsii. One species of wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni, is the principal vector in western North America of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, transmitted by R. rickettsii.

tick

(tik)
Any of numerous bloodsucking arthropods of the order Acarida and superfamily Ixodoidea. Ticks transmit many diseases to humans and animals. See: Argasidae; Ixodidae

wood tick

Dermacentor andersoni.

wood tick

see dermacentorandersoni.
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Tularemia is another disease that is passed to man by an infected wood tick.
a new species infecting wood ticks, Dermacentor andersoni, in western Montana.
In contrast to the relationship in garden dormice, both subadult stages of the wood tick infrequently coinfested mice and voles; in nature, larvae co-feed with spirocheteinfected nymphs only on approximately 1 in 20 small rodents.
In this area, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread by American Dog Ticks, brown dog ticks and Rocky Mountain wood ticks (Dermacentor andersoni).
Barry says: Repel wood ticks with dryer sheets We say: Hmm.
So, mostly, our fishing trip involved leech handling, disagreeing about the identity of wood ticks (spiders she insisted, and in a way she was right because they are eight-legged arthropods) and losing crawlers to bait-stealing redhorse, a small member of the sucker family that likely accounts for the muskies growing so large in this river.
The common wood ticks that burrow into one's skin and back out with a little prompting are a spring variety and not present now.
There is no deodorant effective enough to stop country perspiration, wood ticks need to be picked off the dog daily, and there is no pizza delivery
They are very good foragers, and if they happen to get into the garden, it almost seems worth it for the lob they do on wood ticks.
Most cases have been reported among girls aged <10 years during April-June, when nymphs and mature wood ticks are most prevalent (2).