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Most Common Tick Diseases

Jenn Smith

Posted on July 23 2020

Lyme Disease, caused by an infected tick bite, affects over 300,000 Americans each year. The notorious tick disease harmed over 350,000 dogs in 2019, as well. While Lyme is the most popular tick disease in the United States, there are a number of other troubling diseases carried by ticks including:

  • Anaplasmosis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 
  • Hepatazoonosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Bartonellosis

Ticks are spotted in the warmer months of the year beginning in March through summer and into fall. They are most active in the spring and summer months when outdoor enthusiasts are out gardening; camping; and hiking. They go dormant in the winter where they will retreat into the woods or grassy areas underneath [fire] logs and leaves to seek insulation and shelter. 

Deer are common carriers of ticks with tick-borne diseases. A 7.5' deer fence can be installed to reduce the sight of deer on properties and protect family members and pets from the risk of tick bites.