Ticks in Texas

Although Texas is considered a low incidence state for Lyme disease, several species of ticks can be found throughout Texas. Residents of the lone star state should take certain precautions against these vector pests, especially while engaging in outdoor activities during the warmer months of the year.

Are There Ticks in Texas?

The four most common types of ticks found in Texas are:

American Dog Ticks
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 Lone Star Ticks

Brown Dog Ticks
brown dog tick

 Blacklegged Ticks
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According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, ticks are most active in the warmer months of spring and summer. Texas tick identification is crucial to know if a tick has bitten you.

Are Ticks “Bad” in Texas?

As referenced above, tick season is at its worst, meaning ticks are most active, in the warmer months of spring and summer. Texas residents should therefore take special precautions during these months when spending time outdoors.

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

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

Since ticks can transmit disease through their bites, if you discover you’ve been bitten by a tick, you may want to consult a medical professional. If you find a tick on your skin, you should follow this procedure to remove it safely:

Find a Tick Exterminator in Texas Today

As ticks can represent a serious health risk to both pets and humans, we highly recommend contacting a licensed pest control professional to handle any tick issues in or around your home. Enter your zip code in the search bar below to see a list of local and licensed exterminators.