Ticks and Lyme Disease

Last Updated: June 25, 2019
deer tick

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria and is spread through the bite of a blacklegged (deer) tick. But, not all blacklegged ticks carry the bacteria. Dog ticks and others kinds of ticks do not carry the bacteria for Lyme disease.

Ticks like areas with tall grass and bushes and they get on people who walk through these areas. Ticks cannot fly or jump.

Learn more:

How to Avoid Picking Up a Tick

How to Remove a Tick

What to Do With a Tick