Truncated seasonal activity patterns of the western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus) in central and southern California.

@article{MacDonald2016TruncatedSA,
  title={Truncated seasonal activity patterns of the western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus) in central and southern California.},
  author={Andrew J MacDonald and Cheryl J. Briggs},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={234-242}
}
Patterns of seasonal activity and density of host-seeking western blacklegged ticks, Ixodes pacificus, were investigated in central and southern California. Weekly to monthly drag sampling was undertaken at two sites in Santa Barbara County and one site in Los Angeles County over multiple years. Adult I. pacificus became active in the winter (late November) and were rare or absent by late April to early May. Nymphal ticks became active in early to late February, were absent by early May to… CONTINUE READING
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