Ticks at different life stages; approximate size: adult-sesame seed, nymph-poppy seed. (CDC)

Bullseye rash from tick bite

Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

The Deer Tick, species name Ixodes scapularis is a vector for several diseases (Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasmosis). In New York State, Lyme disease is endemic in Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, and Albany counties. Click here to find out more about Deer Ticks

For more information on ticks, and on protecting yourself and your family from them, visit the Ulster County Department of Health webpage at http://ulstercountyny.gov/health/be-tick-free-ulster-county.

View this article on tick ID, removal and avoidance by Susan Dollard with the CCE Sullivan Master Gardener Program.

Tick ID:  The Ulster County Dept. of Health in Kingston offers a Free Tick ID Service (for more information click here).  This does not test ticks for any disease agents such as lyme. Check with your physician for the names of laboratories performing tick-testing services.


Dona Crawford
Community Horticulture Program Coordinator
845-340-3990 ext. 335

Last updated January 17, 2019