Wild Florida Photo - Amblyomma americanum

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Amblyomma americanum


Florida native

Amblyomma americanum is a member of the Ixodidae - Hardbodied ticks family.

Field Guide to Ticks

  Susan Carol Hauser
 Prevention And Treatment Of Lyme Disease And Other Ailments Caused By Ticks, Scorpions, Spiders, And Mites

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Field Guide to Ticks
The touchstone handbook for treating and preventing ailments from insidious bites This illustrated guide shows you how to identify ticks, spiders, mites, and their bite marks on human skin as well as on house pets; offers proven advice on how to prevent getting bitten; and explains what to do if you have been bitten. Deer ticks, black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, scorpions, chiggers, and other poisonous arachnids can cause numerous ailments, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and the early detection and treatment of bites can prevent permanent damage. This book will appeal to parents, gardeners, pet owners, campers, hikers, and hunters across the country, all of whom are vulnerable to ticks and other infectious biting insects. Susan Carol Hauser is the author of a dozen books. She is a writing instructor at Bemidji State University in Minnesota and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio.

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For more information on this species, visit the following link:
UF Entomology & Nematology Featured Creatures page for this species

Date record last modified:
Aug 06, 2016

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