Pacific Coast Tick


Actual Size: 3 mm to 15 mm

Characteristics: Oval; dark brown body with gray markings

Legs: 8

Antennae: No

Habitat: Grassy areas with low vegetation where larger animals frequently travel


  • Able to survive 2-3 years without feeding.
  • Typically feed on dogs or other large animals when available.
  • Every life stage of the tick can transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Pacific Coast Tick in the Pacific Northwest

Pacific Coast Tick Habitat

Pacific Coast Tick Behaviors, Threats, or Dangers