Discover Ticks in Mississippi! There are a whopping 19 species of ticks in Mississippi.

Some species of tick feed on blood, like mosquitoes, and bite dogs, humans, or both despite the fact that they are blood suckers.

It is generally true that ticks are harmless, but they can also carry diseases, pathogens, and bacterial infections.

The fact that they drink our blood means that they can spread all those nasty pathogens to humans and other animals.

Mississippi ticks do not all transmit Lyme disease, which is the most concerning bacterial infection.

Listed below are six of the most common tick species found in Mississippi.

Learn how to differentiate them, what they prey on most commonly, and how to avoid them.

In this article, you will learn more about six of the most common ticks in Mississippi.

There is a high prevalence of American dog ticks in Mississippi and throughout North America.

With oval-shaped, mahogany-colored thoraxes and visible heads, they have hard bodies.