If there are medical concerns, consult a physician. In most cases, a deer tick is usually half the size of the common American dog tick. Under favorable conditions, they may be capable of developing in less than one year. These ticks are brownish in color but may change to rust or brown-red in hue following feeding. Some of these trails may be found in suburban areas where forests meet subdivisions. Ixodes scapularis is the main vector of Lyme disease in North America.
Ixodes scapularis or Ixodes dammini InI.
Deer ticks take approximately two years to complete their life cycles. The New York Times. This characteristic can be useful in identifying tick species. While the pests prefer to feed on deer, rodentsand other mammals, they will attack humans as well. In Maine, they are most common in southern and coastal areas, but populations are advancing inland and have been found in northern Aroostook County.