It's tick season in New York. There are 8 types of ticks you'll find biting in the Empire State.

See what ticks call New York home, what they look like, when they're most active during the year, and how you can protect yourself.

8 Types of Ticks Biting in New York This Season

Tis the season for ticks. Here are the 8 types of ticks you'll find biting in New York.

Tickborne Disease Increase

U.S. tickborne disease cases have increased by 25%, from 40,795 in 2011 to 50,856 in 2019. The most significant rises have been seen in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Read More: Uptick in Rare Life-Threatening Tick-Borne Disease in NY

More than 16,000 Babesiosis cases, an emerging zoonotic tick-borne parasitic disease, have been reported to the CDC by 37 states. New York saw the largest number of 4,738 or approximately 526.4 per year.

Credit - CDC
Credit - CDC

Babesiosis Symptoms

Tick Protection Tips

Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas. If you spend time outside, especially during the height of the tick season from April to September, you should treat your clothing with products containing 0.5% permethrin.

The CDC has tips to protect yourself and your loved ones from babesiosis and other tick-borne illnesses.

  • Wear light-colored clothing & long sleeves and pants
  • Use insect repellent
  • Avoid tall grass and underbrush
  • Conduct regular tick checks

If you find a tick, you can send it to the lab for testing. Learn more at See where all the ticks are biting on the CDC Tick Bite Tracker.

Tips To Prevent Ticks

You do not want to mess with ticks. Keep them as far away from you as possible. Now, that doesn't mean don't ever go outside! That would be ridiculous. Here are some tips to help prevent you from getting bit by a tick and risking Lyme Disease. Follow these Tick Tips to keep you, your loved ones, and your fur babies safe this summer!

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