Ticks in North Carolina
Tick season is in full swing here in Raleigh, North Carolina! Here is a quick guide to some of the most common ticks you may encounter in the area, as well as any diseases they are known to vector.
Lone star tick (very common in the Piedmont)
Males: reddish-brown body with six white markings along the edges of the body—two white “I” shapes closest to the head, two white “V” shapes i...