Where these 7 blood-feeding ticks are found in the U.S.

Posted at 9:41 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 23:45:44-04

DENVER -- Tick season is upon us and health experts predict this will be the worst season ever for tick-borne diseases.

There are many different varieties of the blood-feeding insects, but the Rocky Mountain wood tick and the American dog tick are the most common ticks associated with people in Colorado. They are particularly common at higher elevations.

Learn about the geographic distribution of ticks that bite humans by the viewing this gallery.