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Seasonal activity of two human-biting ticks


Robert S. Lane

Author Affiliations

Robert S. Lane is Associate Professor, Department of Entomological Sciences, University of California, Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 44(2):23-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v044n02p23. March 1990.

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In northern California, the western black-legged tick is considered the primary vector of the spirochete that causes Lyme disease. That tick and the Pacific Coast tick also can be carriers of several other diseases. In one study to learn when humans and other animals are at greatest risk of exposure, adults of both tick species were found to be most abundant during the cooler seasons.

Lane R. 1990. Seasonal activity of two human-biting ticks. Hilgardia 44(2):23-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v044n02p23
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