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Nymph Lone Star Ticks- About the size of an oval sesame seed but without the white spot. This tick may have taken the hottest part of the summer off but now it's back if only briefly in the Southeast and South Central regions of the U.S. It can give you a nasty bite if you let it, and it's fast and sneaky-attaching quickly and often leaving an itchy dime-sized red mark. It can transmit Ehrlichia chafeensis to people and E. canis to don't forget your pet's tick preventer this fall