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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.
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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.
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They do not jump, and I have never known wood ticks to climb up into oak trees to pounce on unsuspecting prairie gardeners as they walk below.
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Wood ticks are blood-sucking vectors that transmit disease-carrying rickettsiae from infected individuals and animals to non-infected individuals, who then may develop the disease.
Wood ticks are found in nearly all wooded areas and brush during the summer months.
The easiest deterrent to wood ticks, however, is the liberal use of an insect repellent.
What should you do if you find a wood tick on your body?
Whether or not you suspect you've been bitten by a wood tick, you should inspect your clothes and body carefully after each excursion into a wooded or brush area.
This disease can be contracted anywhere the wood tick is found.
In the United States, this disease is associated with Dermacentorandersoni (Rocky Mountain wood tick), D.