Prevalence of infection with B. burgdorferi in ticks removed from birds, 2004-2007, at the Pitsfield Banding Stationa

SpeciesLarval poolsNymphs
No. of samples tested% InfectedNo. of samples tested% Infected
I. dentatus1,4523.02625.0
H. leporispalustris3643.91145.3
I. scapularis20.0616.7
All species1,8183.23825.2
  • a In addition to the samples listed, a single adult female I. dentatus and a pool of 6 D. variabilis larvae tested negative.