Ticks and Lyme Disease

Pictures, Tick Control, Bite Prevention, Tick Removal, Testing, Treatment, and More

Lyme disease is a serious bacterial infection caused by a tick bite and affects humans and animals.

Links on this page labeled "MEDLINE" are links to citations of medical and scientific articles from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM) MEDLINE database.

Table of Contents

Basic Information About Ticks and Tick Bites
Ticks and Lyme Disease
Distribution of Lyme Disease Ticks
State Web Pages for Ticks - listed alphabetical by state
NIH NLM MEDLINE Medical and Scientific Information on Ticks and Lyme Disease
Pictures of Ticks
Tick Control
Deer Control
Tick Bite Prevention, Protection, Repellents, etc.
Proper Tick Removal Procedures
Tick Removal Devices
Tick Testing
Antibiotic Treatment After Tick Bite
Articles and Other Information About Ticks and Lyme disease
Resources for Ticks
Ticks - Miscellaneous or Unfiled
Also See:

For more information on Lyme disease


Ticks and Lyme Disease

Basic Information About Ticks and Tick Bites

LDF -- About Ticks, Tick facts
Iowa State's Deer Tick Home Page
Tick Research Laboratory at University of Rhode Island, RI Agricultural Experiment Station
Colorado State University on ticks
Ixodid Tick Anatomy
Tick Biology - A Primer, by James L. Occi
Tick Biology, UC Davis, California
EUCALB Biology Index - The Tick and The Spirochaete
Common Ticks, Illinois Department of Public Health
Discovery.com Creature of the Week - Ticks

Welcome to the World of the Deer/Bear Tick - Ixodes scapularis (Say)
Ixodes scapularis (deer tick), Ohio State University
Welcome to the World of the Lone Star Tick - Amblyomma americanum (Linnacus)
Welcome to the World of the American Dog Tick - Dermacentor variabilis (Say)
Welcome to the World of the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick - Dermacentor andersoni (Stiles)
Welcome to the World of the Brown Dog Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille)

Ticks and Animal Health - Canada
Ticks and Animal Health - List of Taxa; APSS - Canada - good reference site



Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ticks and Tick Bites, by Cathy Morrissey
The role of the Deer Tick in Lyme disease, Monmouth County Mosquito Commission, 1999
Tick Home Page - Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission (MCMEC)
Which ticks of the world cause paralysis? - Australia

Google Search: intitle:ticks intitle:Lyme disease scapularis - 41 on 10 Aug 01



Distribution of Lyme Disease Ticks

CDC: Map: Distribution of Lyme disease vectors, by county, United States, 1907-1996
CDC: Appendix Methods Used for Creating a National Lyme Disease Risk Map, June 04, 1999
CDC: Lyme disease vectors Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus, by county, US, 1907-1996
Epidemiology of Lyme Disease (Where is it?)



State Web Pages for Ticks - listed alphabetical by state

AL: Alabamians Vulnerable Targets For Ticks, Alabama AES, Auburn Univ., Fall 2000
AZ: Ticks, Urban Integrated Pest Management, University of Arizona,
AR: Arkansas Insect and Arthropod Bibliography, Order Acari (Mites and Ticks)
CA: Ticks of California, University of California Davis, California
CO: Colorado Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, Colorado State University, 2 May 01
CT: Ticks and Tick Control, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
DE: Tick Control, University of Delaware, Dec 96
FL: Common Hard Ticks in Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory
GA: Summer Prime Time for Tick Attacks [in Georgia], CAES News, Univ. of Georgia, 30 Jun 01
IL: Update on the Deer Tick [in Illinois], Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Jul-Aug 94
IN: Tick-borne Disease of Indiana, ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center, April 2000
IA: Common Ticks in Iowa, Iowa State University, 1 May 98
KS: Where Kansas ticks live, Kansas State University, 24 Jun 99
KY: Ticks and Disease, University of Kentucky Entomology, Sep 99
ME: Ticks in Maine, Lyme Disease Research Laboratory, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
MD: Ticks, University of Maryland
MA: Got Blood?, Conservation Perspectives, Cape Cod [Massachusetts] Coop. Ext., Spring 2001
MI: The Ticks, Tick Borne Illnesses in Michigan, Michigan Department of Agriculture
MN: Minnesota Ticks and Their Control, University of Minnesota, 1995
MO: Ticks of Missouri , Tick-Borne Disease Summary - 1998, Missouri Department of Health
NE: Identification and control of ticks common to Nebraska, Univ of Nebraska Coop. Ext., Sep 94
NH: Biology and Control of Ticks in New Hampshire, Univ of New Hampshire Coop. Ext., Apr 93
NJ: Common Tick Species In New Jersey, Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Comm., 00
NY: Ticks in New York, Cornell University Cooperative Extension,1978, 1984 "Slightly Revised"
NC: Ticks and their control in coastal North Carolina, Coastal Veterinary Hospital in Oriental, NC
OH: Ticks, HYG-2073-98, Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet
OK: Ticks and Tick-Transmitted Diseases in Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University
OK: Common Ticks of Oklahoma and Tick-Borne Diseases, Oklahoma State University, Jun 99
OR: Identifying Adult Hard Ticks Commonly Found on Humans in Oregon, OSU, Aug 89
PA: Four Common Ticks of Pennsylvania - Penn State Entomology Department Fact Sheet, Oct 98
SC: What Kind of Ticks Do We Have in South Carolina?, Clemson University Extension Service
SD: Biology of ticks in South Dakota, 19 Apr 00
TN: Common Ticks of Tennessee and Their Control, Univ. of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, 98
TX: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in Texas, Texas Department of Health, 17 Oct 00
VT: Ticks--Entomology Leaflet 127, University of Vermont Extension, 1989, edited Apr 97
VA: Common Ticks of Virginia, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mar 98
WV: West Virginia Tick Information, West Virginia University Extension Service
WI: Deer Ticks Control in Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin



NIH NLM MEDLINE Medical and Scientific Information on Ticks and Lyme Disease

MEDLINE - Argas (fowl tick) AND Lyme disease - 6 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Argas reflexus (pigeon tick) AND Lyme disease - 5 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Argas vespertilionis (bat tick) AND Lyme disease - 1 on 20 Sep 99


Is the Lone Star tick, Amblyomma americanum, known to carry Lyme disease? - An Annotated Bibliography

MEDLINE - Amblyomma [in Title] AND Lyme disease - 11 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Amblyomma AND Lyme disease - 40 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star tick) AND Lyme disease - 44 on 31 Jul 01
MEDLINE - A. americanum (Lone Star tick) AND burgdorferi - 30 on 22 Apr 01
MEDLINE - A. americanum (Lone Star tick) AND lonestari - 1 on 22 Apr 01
MEDLINE - A. americanum (Lone Star tick) AND "Lyme disease-like" - 4 on 22 Apr 01
MEDLINE - Amblyomma cajennense (Cayenne tick) AND Lyme disease - 1 on 2 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Amblyomma maculatum (Gulf Coast tick) AND Lyme disease - 5 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Amblyomma tuberculatum AND Lyme disease - 0 on 20 Jul 00


MEDLINE - Boophilus AND Lyme disease - 5 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Boophilus annulatus AND Lyme disease - 1 on 9 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Boophilus microplus (cattle tick) AND Lyme disease - 3 on 20 Sep 99


Does Dermacentor variabilis, the American dog tick, transmit Lyme disease? - An Annotated Bibliography

MEDLINE - Dermacentor [in Title] AND Lyme disease - 15 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Dermacentor AND Lyme disease - 91 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Dermacentor albipictus (winter tick) AND Lyme disease - 11 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - D. andersoni (Rocky Mountain wood, spotted fever, or western wood tick) AND LD - 3 on 19 Apr 01
MEDLINE - Dermacentor marginatus (Europe) AND Lyme disease - 8 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Dermacentor occidentalis (Pacific Coast tick) AND Lyme disease - 9 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Dermacentor parumapertum AND Lyme disease - 1 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Dermacentor pictus AND Lyme disease - 1 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Dermacentor reticulatus AND Lyme disease - 12 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Dermacentor silvarum (China) AND Lyme disease - 2 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - D. variabilis (American dog tick/wood tick) AND Lyme disease - 68 on 12 May 01


MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis [in Title] AND Lyme disease - 3 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis AND Lyme disease - 35 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis bispinosis (China) AND Lyme disease - 1 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis concinna (Eurasia) AND Lyme disease - 10 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis cornigera taiwana (China) AND Lyme disease - 1 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis inermis AND Lyme disease - 2 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis leporispalustris (rabbit tick) AND Lyme disease - 12 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis longicornis (China) AND Lyme disease - 4 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis punctata AND Lyme disease - 6 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Haemaphysalis sulcata AND Lyme disease - 1 on 20 Sep 99


MEDLINE - Ixodes [in Title] AND Lyme disease - 538 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Ixodes (hard tick) AND Lyme disease - 1,183 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Ixodes acutitarsus (China) AND Lyme disease - 1 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes affinis AND Lyme disease - 2 on 28 Jun 01
MEDLINE - Ixodes angustus AND Lyme disease - 5 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes baergi AND Lyme disease - 2 on 28 Jun 01
MEDLINE - Ixodes brunneus AND Lyme disease - 2 on 6 Jul 00
MEDLINE - Ixodes columnae AND Lyme disease - 2 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes cookei (groundhog/woodchuck tick) AND LD - 15 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes dammini (black-legged tick, deer tick, bear tick) AND LD -258 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes didelphidis AND Lyme disease - 1 on 2 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Ixodes dentatus (rabbit tick) AND Lyme disease - 20 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes granulatus (China and Fuji) AND Lyme disease - 4 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes hexagonus (hedgehog tick) (Europe) AND Lyme disease - 12 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes holocyclus (paralysis tick) (Australia) AND Lyme disease - 1 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes jellisoni AND Lyme disease - 4 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes kingi AND Lyme disease - 2 on 28 Jun 01
MEDLINE - Ixodes loricatus AND Lyme disease - 1 on 2 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Ixodes marxi (squirrel tick) AND Lyme disease - 2 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes minor AND Lyme disease - 7 on 6 Jul 00
MEDLINE - Ixodes muris (mouse tick) AND Lyme disease - 4 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes neotomae AND Lyme disease - 10 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes nipponensis AND Lyme disease - 3 on 11 Nov 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes ovatus (Japan) AND Lyme disease - 25 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes pacificus (western black-legged tick) AND LD - 72 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes pari AND Lyme disease - 1 on 31 May 00
MEDLINE - Ixodes pavlovskyi AND Lyme disease - 2 on 17 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Ixodes persulcatus (taiga tick - Eurasia) AND Lyme disease - 112 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes ricinus (sheep tick, castor bean tick) (Europe) AND LD - 341 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes scapularis/dammini (black-legged tick, deer tick) AND LD-401 on 20Sep99
MEDLINE - Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick, deer tick) AND LD - 169 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes sculpularis AND Lyme disease - 1 on 28 Jun 01
MEDLINE - Ixodes sculptus AND Lyme disease - 1 on 24 Jul 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes spinipalpis AND Lyme disease - 8 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes tanuki (Japan) AND Lyme disease - 4 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes texanus AND Lyme disease - 4 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes trianguliceps AND Lyme disease - 5 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes turdus (Japan) AND Lyme disease - 3 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes uriae (seabird tick) AND Lyme disease - 7 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Ixodes woodi AND Lyme disease - 2 on 28 Jun 01


MEDLINE - Rhipicephalus AND Lyme disease - 17 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (brown ear tick) AND Lyme disease - 4 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Rhipicephalus bursa AND Lyme disease - 2 on 20 Sep 99
MEDLINE - Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick) AND Lyme disease - 10 on 27 Mar 01



Pictures Of Ticks

Pictures of ticks - galleries
Pictures of ticks - details and miscellaneous
Pictures of ticks - Google search links

Pictures of ticks - galleries

Tick Images, Tick Research Laboratory, University of Rhode Island
Tick, tick, tick...(at Texas A and M University) - tick images
Ticks - Iowa State's tick image gallery
Deer Tick Home Page, Iowa State University
LDF -- Picture Gallery - Ticks
Introduction to the Hard Bodied Ticks and Lyme Disease [good pictures]
Basic identification of ticks in Australia

Pictures of ticks - details and miscellaneous

CDC: Ixodes scapularis tick stages image on centimeter scale
CDC: Vectors of Lyme Disease - see differences in size of three stages of tick
Deer Tick, picture magnified x 500
Microscope photos of tick mouthpart and bacterium
For a cool video click here - I. scapularis larva video, University of Oregon
EUCALB Images: Entomology Images
EUCALB Images: Tick Videos
Ticks in Maine, Lyme Disease Research Laboratory, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
The Gaelic Wolf Scouting Pages -- Tick-Borne Illnesses -- Ixodes Scapularis, the Deer Tick
Lyme Disease [pictures of five ticks]
Tick Pictures, National Pest Management Association
An International Collection of Ticks, J Spiro Tick Diseases 7(1):26-27, 2000

Pictures of ticks - Google search links

Google Image Search: deer tick (Ixodes scapularis or I. dammini) - 18 on 2 Aug 01
Google Image Search: western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus) - 1 on 2 Aug 01
Google Image Search: Ixodes pacificus - 7 on 2 Aug 01
Google Image Search: Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum) - 13 on 2 Aug 01
Google Image Search: Gulf Coast tick (Amblyomma maculatum) - 2 on 2 Aug 01
Google Image Search: American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) - 11 on 2 Aug 01
Google Image Search: rabbit tick (Haemaphysalis leporispalustris) - 2 on 2 Aug 01
Google Image Search: the groundhog or woodchuck tick (Ixodes cookei) - 0 on 2 Aug 01



Tick Control

Tick control - general information
Tick control - research
Tick control - commercial products

Tick control - general information

Lyme Disease and Tick Control, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, August 5, 1998
Ticks and Tick Control [ticks, bite prevention, tick control], The CT Agricultural Experiment Station
G94-1220; Controlling Ticks, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, August 1995
Lyme Disease and Tick Management, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, 2 Apr 01
NPS: Ticks - Control (National Park Service)
Ticks: Integrated Control of Ticks/Tick-borne Diseases, University of Utrecht in the Netherlands
TICK TALK: Ticks, Lyme Disease, and Tick Control - Suite101.com, June 13, 1997

Google Search: allintitle:control tick OR ticks site:.gov OR site:.us [government] - 14 on 10 Aug 01
Google Search: allintitle:control tick OR ticks site:.edu [universities] - 21 on 10 Aug 01
Google Search: allintitle:control tick OR ticks [all] - 100 of 364 on 10 Aug 01
Google Search: intitle:"integrated pest management" ticks - 23 on 10 Aug 01

MEDLINE - Tick control [in Title] AND Lyme disease - 3 on 10 Aug 01

Tick control - research

USDA Northeast Area-wide Tick Control Project
LymeNet - Bergen Record: Experimental feeder may ease tick woes, 21 Jul 00
USDA: Ticks Drop in Maryland Control Program, ARS News, 25 May 01
USDA: Out of the Lyme-Light (the 4-poster), May 2001
USDA testing new tick control device to reduce Lyme disease, @griculture Online, 7 May 01
Kelly, Steinhaus Announce Major Federal Grant to Combat Lyme Disease, 19 Mar 01
Steinhaus and Kelly Announce Major Federal Grant to Study Reducing Deer Tick Population in Dutchess County, 19 Mar 01
USDA: Deer Collar Could Help Harness Lyme Ticks, 2 Sep 99
USDA: Lyme Disease-Fighting Project In Northeast To Enlist Deer, August 5, 1997
Google Search: control four-poster deer feeder - 22 on 10 Aug 01

USDA: Recipe for Tick Soup (tick control using nematodes or fungi)
USDA: Tackling Ticks That Spread Lyme Disease [control via nematodes], Mar 98
USDA: Disease-Carrying Ticks in for Trouble [fungi control], 24 Mar 98
Chemist plots ticks' fungal demise, CNN, 25 Mar 98
Google Search: control nematodes intitle:ticks OR intitle:tick - 21 of 32 on 10 Aug 01
Google Search: control fungi intitle:ticks OR intitle:tick - 10 of 16 on 10 Aug 01

Tick control - commercial products

Google Search: allintitle:control ticks OR tick site:.com [commercial] - 100 of 254 on 10 Aug 01

East End Tick Control, Southampton, NY - Botanical Soultions, Inc. - natural plant extracts
Tick Control, Professional Pest Control Products, Inc., Columbus, Georgia
Ozane - Termite and Pest Control, Ocean and Monmouth counties, New Jersey
Pestagon Termite and Pest Management Pest Information Center, Sarasota, FL
Tick Control, U-Spray, Inc, Lilburn, Georgia



Deer Control

Google Search: allintitle:deer control site:.gov OR site:.us [government] - 9 of 12 on 10 Aug 01
Google Search: allintitle:deer control site:.edu [universities] - 21 of 31 on 10 Aug 01
Google Search: allintitle:deer control [all] - 100 of 232 on 10 Aug 01

Deerbusters - Solving Deer Control Problems and Preventing Deer Damage
Buy Deer-Gone Today to Keep Deer Away - repellent
Benners Gardens Deer Fencing



Tick Bite Prevention, Protection, Repellents, etc.

Tick bite prevention - general information
Tick bite prevention - medical and scientific information
Tick bite prevention - commercial products
DEET
Permethrin
Special clothing
Tick bite prevention - for pets and animals

Tick bite prevention - general information

LDF: Preventing Tick Bites
LDF -- Personal Protection
Ticks and Tick Control [ticks, bite prevention, tick control], The CT Agricultural Experiment Station
CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases: Lyme Disease: Prevention and Control
CDC NASD: Prevent Tick Bites: Prevent Lyme Disease, Sep 92
The Gaelic Wolf Scouting Pages -- Tick-Borne Illnesses -- Checking for Ticks
OSHA Outlines Strategies Outdoor Workers Should Use to Avoid Lyme Disease
NPS: How To Avoid Tick Bites (National Park Service)
How to Prevent Lyme Disease
Protection From Lyme Disease, Calaveras County Cooperation Extension, California
Lets Not Forget to Protect Ourselves from Tick Bites, James H. Katzel, M.D.
How to avoid tick bites this summer, MSNBC, 29 May 01
EUCALB Prevention Index

Google Search: "tick bite prevention" - 74 of 122 on 10 Aug 01

Tick bite prevention - medical and scientific information

MEDLINE - Tick bite prevention AND Lyme disease - 10 on 10 Aug 01

An Ounce of Prevention, 14th ISC on Lyme Disease, 23 Apr 01
How to Avoid Lyme Disease, Medscape, [U.S. Pharmacist 21(6):22, 1996.

Tick bite prevention - commercial products

Repellents, The DOD [Department of Defense] Chemical Protection System, SCS Limited

DEET

MEDLINE - DEET AND Lyme disease - 5 on 10 Aug 01

DEET
Evils of DEET, Alternatives to DEET for small children, Neighborhood Moms (NMs) California
DEET Works, But Handle With Care, Hartford Courant, 4 July 2000
Children's Insect Repellants: Below 10% DEET Safe, Pediatric News, Mar 2000
DEET Cream, Permethrin Make Killer Combo, Skin and Allergy News 28(11):30, 1997
DEET Offer[s] Safe Way For Consumers to Stop What's 'Bugging Them, CMSA, May 99
UltraThon Insect Repellent... And Tick-Borne Disease Threat of Summer 2000

Tick Info
Lyme Disease - protection/prevention, Tec Laboratories, Inc.

Google Search: intitle:DEET tick OR ticks - 74 of 155 on 10 Aug 01

Permethrin

MEDLINE - permethrin AND Lyme disease - 14 on 20 Sep 99

Permethrin - RxList Monographs
Permethrin, Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP), Cornell University
Permethrin, CNS EHS - Awareness/Planning, University of Texas

Permethrin Pro, Professional Pest Control Products, Pensacola, Florida

Google Search: intitle:permethrin tick OR ticks - 50 of 83 on 10 Aug 01

Special clothing

R Y N O S K I N - Home Page - The Insect Body Armor
R Y N O S K I N - Lyme Disease Protection at its best.
The Bug-Out System, Bug-Out Outdoorwear, Inc.

Tick bite prevention - for pets and animals

FRONTLINE Home Page - Tick protection for dogs and cats
Tick prevention, tick tips, tick collar, amitrax, francodex tick arrest, Amitraz tick collar for dogs
Ticks and Tick Control - Mesa Veterinary Hospital

Google Search: "tick bite prevention" dogs OR cats OR pets OR animals - 48 of 78 on 10 AUg 01



Proper Tick Removal Procedures

LDF -- Tick Removal
The Gaelic Wolf Scouting Pages -- Tick-Borne Illnesses -- Tick Removal and Preservation
FDA: How to Remove a Tick, FDA Consumer magazine, Jul-Aug 2001
FDA: Ticks: Proper Removal and Disposal
VIDEO: Robert Pinger, Ball State Univ, Indiana, explains the best way to remove a tick
Lyme Disease Network of South Carolina - Tick Removal Procedure and Precautions
Tick Removal and Testing for Lyme Disease, TICK-ITT
Tick Bites - Medical Data Management
Human Tick Removal Study, Medical College of Georgia, News Release, 30 Apr 99

Google: intitle:tick intitle:removal tweezers NOT (site:.gov site:.us site:.edu) - 28 of 38 on 10 Aug 01
Google Search: allintitle:tick removal NOT (site:.gov site:.us site:.edu) - 55 of 78 on 10 Aug 01
Google Search: "tick removal" tweezers site:.gov OR site:us [government] - 59 of 88 on 10 Aug 01]
Google Search: "tick removal" tweezer OR tweezers site:.edu [universities] - 59 of 68 on 10 Aug 01
MEDLINE - Ticks AND tweezers AND Lyme disease - 3 on 10 Aug 01



Tick Removal Devices

Evaluation of Three Commercial Tick Removal Tools, Ohio State University

Tick Tank, Inc., Upper Montclair, New Jersey
Dr. Schick's Tick Tweezers
TICKED OFF world's simplest tick remover
Scandinavian Naturals Devices: TickPick
O'TOM hook tick-remover : a revolutionary way to remove ticks :
Dr.Webster's Tick-Remover, Head and Shoulders above the Rest
TRIX Tick Remover System
Protick remedy
Tick Nipper
SCS Limited - tick removal devices and other outdoor safety gear

Google Search: allintitle:tick removal site:.com - 33 of 54 on 10 Aug 01



Tick Testing

LymeNet - LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions
Tick Test Request Form - Igenex
Tick Testing for Lyme Disease - BBI Clinical Laboratories
Testing Ticks for Lyme disease - a compilation sorted by state
TICK-ITT - Tick Removal and Testing Information

Google Search: allintitle:testing ticks OR tick - 21 of 45 on 10 Aug 01



Antibiotic Treatment After Tick Bite

Antibiotic Prophylaxis After Tick Bite For Prevention Of Lyme Disease - An Annotated Bibliography

Correspondence -- Antimicrobial Prophylaxis after Tick Bites, NEJM 1993; 328: 1418-1420

Prophylaxis with Single-Dose Doxycycline for the Prevention of Lyme Disease after an Ixodes scapularis Tick Bite - NEJM, July 12, 2001

Prophylaxis with Single-Dose Doxycycline for the Prevention of Lyme Disease after an Ixodes scapularis Tick Bite - NEJM, July 12, 2001 [PDF]

Doxycycline for Tick Bites Not for Everyone - NEJM, July 12, 2001
Doxycycline for Tick Bites Not for Everyone - NEJM, July 12, 2001 [PDF]



Articles and Other Information About Ticks and Lyme disease

Lyme disease and tick attachment duration, 4 July 00
Is the lone star tick known to carry Lyme disease? - An Annotated Bibliography
Australians Aim to Track Down Tick Species, Reuters, 15 Dec 99
Responsible Pest Control Prevents Encephalitis, PRNewswire, 15 Dec 99
sci.med.diseases.lyme: Subject: partially fed ticks are more infective?, 26 Apr 99
How to Lick Pesty Ticks / Best LD defense is to get the bug off fast- SF Chronicle, 14 Aug 97
Role of Tick Saliva in Disease Transmission, Univ. RI, Revised: 03/17/98
FDA: Fighting Fleas and Ticks, FDA Consumer magazine (July-August 1996)



Resources for Ticks

NIH: Taxonomy browser (Ixodida)

Entomology Index of Internet Resources - Iowa State University
ECORC - APSS : Ticks and Animal Health , List of Taxa
THE ARACHNIDS - University of Pennsylvania
THE ARACHNOLOGY HOME PAGE
Animal Parasitology
Rickettsial Pathogens and their Arthropod Vectors, CDC, 28 May 98
Entomology Web Sites: TICKS

Google: Ixodes Amblyomma Dermacentor Haemaphysalis Rhipicephalus - 40 of 50 on 10 Aug 01
Google Image Search



Ticks - miscellaneous or unfiled

A "QuickTime" video of a tick crawling



Also see:

Animals and Lyme Disease
Tick Borne Diseases other than Lyme Disease



For more information on Lyme disease see: Lots Of Links On Lyme Disease

Comments or questions concerning this page should be directed to Art Doherty.

Last updated on 16 August 2001 by
Art Doherty
Lompoc, California
doherty@utech.net