View Full Version : Tick Guide for Mississippi

Diggie's Friend
09-29-2022, 01:40 PM
There are many southern States that share the same tick species populations.
That is why when finding this handy tick guide I thought to post it for reference
towards identifying and learning more about ticks and the diseases that they
are known to carry.


09-29-2022, 07:58 PM
Horrifying images! What, 8 or 9 types pf ticks! Yowza!

Diggie's Friend
09-30-2022, 02:17 AM
Yah, there is that! You should see the ones they have at Depot, they were huge, Halloween cutouts that is. Though the round variety are fairly easy to spot on a squirrel, the spider species which are very tiny are very hard to spot, save they are engorged with blood. Once I was bitten by a Dog tick in my own front yard; I found it in my clothing gorged with my blood, or what I assumed the was. I was sent to a CDC specialist who found the telltale red ring on my skin near where I found the tick. Thankfully, it wasn't carrying Lyme and other tick borne diseases Thankfully, I didn't have to have the more invasive test of checking my spinal fluid.

Diggie's Friend
09-30-2022, 12:08 PM
Keep in mind that not all ticks are those that squirrels could have; because they are species specific.