Rocky Mountain Wood Tick
Common Names: Rocky Mountain Wood tick
Formal Names: Dermacentor andersoni
Looks like American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis – DV), and Gulf Coast tick (Amblyomma maculatum – AM). Mouthparts are shorter than AM. It is a more robust, husky tick with a rounded thicker body than both DV and AM.
Permethrin clothing treatment kills ticks and deet-based skin repellent helps repel them.
Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, Tularemia, Colorado Tick Fever and major cause of Tick Paralysis.