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Adult Blacklegged Ticks (a.k.a Deer Tick) Loaded with pathogens, especially in the Northeast and Upper Mid-West, this tick can give you Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and possibily relapsing fever borreliosis or a deer tick virus. Check for them daily especially from your waistline and up-front and back. In one Massachusetts study, 63% were found attached on the head and neck region. Their prefereed host is white tailed deer but they like people and pets as well.