Although ticks are a nuisance to humans and other animals, they are an important part of the biota of North America. In addition, they are vectors of many tick-borne disease agents that can negatively affect higher vertebrates. In Arkansas, there have been no recent comprehensive summaries of the ticks (Acari: Ixodida) in the last 40+ yrs. Here, we provide a summary of the ticks of the state and note the disease agents they can transmit.
McAllister, C. T.; Durden, L. A.; and Robison, H. W.
"The Ticks (Arachnida: Acari: Ixodida) of Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 70
, Article 25.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol70/iss1/25