Distribution of ticks and their prevalence has been expanding throughout the US and worldwide. Many tick species have been recorded outside of their previously known distributional ranges in recent years. It is important to take preventive measures to avoid tick bites regardless of where you may live, work, recreate or travel!
Twenty-eight species of ticks are currently known to occur in Colorado. Coloradans may additionally be exposed to other ticks species when they travel out of state or country where prevalence of ticks and tick disease may be even greater.