This disease can be contracted anywhere the wood tick
Most cases have been reported among girls aged <10 years during April-June, when nymphs and mature wood ticks
are most prevalent (2).
Three ixodid tick species are important vectors in the United States: the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the Rocky Mountain wood tick
rickettsii in the Rocky Mountain wood tick
, Dermacentor andersoni (13).
Both sub-adult stages of the wood tick
Ixodes ricinus infrequently co-infest mice and voles in nature; on approximately 1 in 20 small rodents, larvae co-feed with spirochete-infected nymphs.
CTF is caused by a coltivirus that is transmitted by infected Rocky Mountain wood ticks
(Dermacentor andersoni) (2).
It is carried by two species of deer ticks (as opposed to wood ticks
), Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus.
In this area, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread by American Dog Ticks, brown dog ticks and Rocky Mountain wood ticks
Barry says: Repel wood ticks
with dryer sheets We say: Hmm.
He once saved us from a bear and has slept with us in our beds since he's been with us, except in the summer-we don't like wood ticks
! -Kaitlyn Goenner, Clear Lake, MN
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.