*Ixodes scapularis* in central Mississippi.

*I. scapularis* per ha Data from another field plot in 2006, 3 km away, yielded an estimate of 280 adult *I. scapularis* per ha The number of ticks collected per hour in both plots averaged 4.5. In eight of 14 (57%) of sampling events, the number of ticks collected per hour hovered closely around 5.0 (4.8-5.3). The computer program developed in this study readily produced statistical measures such as mean number of ticks per plot, mode, variance, and standard deviation, as well as easy-to-read graphs of estimated tick populations for each sampling period.