Gulf Coast Tick

(Amblyomma maculatum)

The gulf coast tick (Amblyomma maculatum) is native to the southeastern coastal states boarding the gulf coast starting in southeastern Texas and Oklahoma and moving east to the Atlantic and as north as Virginia. However, there have been a small number of reports of the ticks being found in Maine and Iowa and new populations on the rise in Delaware and Maryland. Gulf Coast ticks prefer grass prairies and coastal uplands for a habitat.

The Tick Research Lab of Pennsylvania is able to detect the most common tick-borne diseases in any of these species. Our tick DNA tests are over 99.9% accurate.





Associated Diseases


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