Ticks in Ohio

According to data from the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC, Lyme disease cases in Ohio have risen more than 700% from 2007 to 2018.  The increase is due to the growing prevalence of ticks, the pest known for transmitting the illness. This is why it’s very important that residents work to protect themselves from Ohio ticks and the diseases they carry.

What Types of Ticks are in Ohio?

According to the Ohio Department of Health, the most common ticks that humans will encounter in the state are:

 American Dog Ticks
american dog tick

Blacklegged Ticks  
blacklegged tick

Lone Star Ticks
lone star tick

Asian Longhorned Ticks
asian longhorned tick


When is Tick Season in Ohio?

Although blacklegged tick can be active nearly all-year round in the state, most encounters with the various types of ticks in Ohio will occur in spring through mid-summer, and then again in the fall.

Are Ticks “Bad” in Ohio?

Because of the high number of Lyme disease cases in Ohio, we highly recommend that residents take certain precautions to protect themselves against vector pests.

In order to limit exposure to ticks, we recommend taking the following steps:

What to Do If You Are Being Bitten by a Tick in Ohio

If you find a tick on yourself, a family member or a pet, be careful when trying to remove it. Here are key steps to follow:

Find a Tick Exterminator in Ohio Today

If you find ticks around or even in your home, contact a licensed pest control professional. You can find a licensed pro near you by entering your zip code in the search bar below.