Notes on the Occurrence, Observations and Public Health Significane of the Pajaroello Tick- Ornithodoros coriaceus Koch, in Los Angeles County
Waldron, William G.
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It appears that the Pajaroello, contrary to some reports, is not as dangerous as a rattlesnake although its bite can be painful and uncomfortable. Also, O. coriaceus is not new in California, although there is a definite dearth of collecting information for the area between Santa Barbara and the Mexican border. The Pajaroello is part of the fauna in the Angeles Forest and care should be taken to prevent unnecessary exposure to its bite; however, it does not appear to be a "menace" to public health at this time.