Feb 19, 2012, 08:24 AM
What kind of tick is this? I'm pretty sure it's a deer tick, but its hard for me to tell the difference. I found it attached to me around my waist band and I have a quarter sized red welt with a dark center at the bite site. I'm thinking and hoping this is just irritation from the bite. I'm a dog walker in Connecticut - the land of lyme disease and I've already been treated a few times for Lyme though I've only had really bad symptoms once. I'm so paranoid at this point, every achy bone or headache to me is a sure sign of lyme. I don't have insurance so just trying to save a couple hundred bucks and several weeks of horrible ABX if this is a dog tick. Thanks!