Ticks in Florida

Because they can spread illnesses, ticks are among the most concerning pests in Florida. Residents of the Sunshine State should take special precautions to protect themselves from ticks. Read on for more details.

Are There Ticks in Florida?

Yes, according to the Florida Department of Health, Florida is home to several types of ticks. See our Florida tick identification chart below to get more information on the most common ticks:

 American Dog Ticks
american dog tick

 Blacklegged Ticks
blacklegged tick on hand


When is Tick Season in Florida?

Ticks are most active in Florida throughout the spring and summer. Residents that are engaging in outdoor activities should thus take precautions to prevent tick bites during the warmest Florida months.

Are Ticks “Bad” in Florida?

Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis are the two most common tick-borne diseases reported in the state, according to the Florida Department of Health. Fortunately, if you are proactive you can do your best to minimize risk.

Even during the “bad” season, in order to limit exposure to ticks in Florida, we recommend taking the following steps:

What to Do If You Are Bitten by a Tick in Florida

If you find signs of a tick bite and don’t know the type of tick, you may want to consult a health professional. If you discover a tick on you, perhaps in the process of biting you, take the following action:

Find a Tick Exterminator in Florida Today

If you have ticks in or around your home, you should contact a licensed pest control professional. Enter your zip code in the search bar below to see a list of licensed exterminators in your area.