Ticks are an ever-present danger in the state of Tennessee as they can pass along diseases to their host. If you have an indoor-outdoor pet such as a dog, take special care to insect your animal everytime it re-enters the home. Ticks like to embed themselves in warm, soft places of the host such as armpits and on the belly. Flea and tick prevention medicines from your veterinarian will do a good job of killing ticks at the source on your pet so that becomes a worthy long-term investment to make. Since ticks cannot fly, they climb plants, bushes, and trees and await a passing host creature. Your pet can also pass the tick on to you - especially if your pet sleeps in the bed with you so self-checks are always worth the time.
The BugsOfTennessee.com database has recorded 3 Tennessee Tick Species to date (2022). Results are showcased below in alphabetical order (A to Z). You can reduce the number of entires shown by selecting the provided color / descriptor options below or remove entries from the list entirely by clicking on the entry's 'X'. Refresh the page to reset all options and results.