Squirrel

Do Squirrels Get Ticks?

Do ground squirrels carry ticks?

Squirrels are not known to experience illnesses harmful to people, but they do carry ticks, which can transmit diseases to you and your pets.

Do squirrels carry Lyme ticks?

Important things to know about Lyme disease: In most areas, this first host is the white-footed mouse. Deer are one of many vertebrate hosts that carry this tick. Other hosts include mice, chipmunks, raccoons, squirrels, lizards in addition to many popular songbirds, totaling well over 60 species.

Do squirrels carry Lyme disease ticks?

Important things to know about Lyme disease: In most areas, this first host is the white-footed mouse. Deer are one of many vertebrate hosts that carry this tick. Other hosts include mice, chipmunks, raccoons, squirrels, lizards in addition to many popular songbirds, totaling well over 60 species.

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