Asked May 24, 2019, 11:41 AM EDT

What kind of tick is this and does it carry Lyme disease? Found embedded on my 1yr old.

Livingston County Michigan

1 Response

I cannot identify this tick to a species from photographs, but since it has some light colored markings on the back I can tell that it is not a black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick). It should not be able to transmit Lyme disease. Watch out for signs of infection from secondary organisms (bacteria) at the bite wound.