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Brown Dog Tick
Nick Names: Dog tick
Common Names: Brown Dog tick
Formal Names: Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Description: Male and female are difficult to distinguish. Attachment to people is uncommon. Often confused with Deer tick during later engorgement due to shield design. Mouth part is much shorter than Deer tick mouthparts.
Diseases: None known.
Repellents: Permethrin clothing treatment kills ticks and deet-based skin repellent helps repel them.
Left to Right: female, male
Left to Right: unengorged female, 1/4 engorged, 1/2 engorged and fully engorged compare to deer tick sequence below. Note dark circular shield on both; mouth parts are shorter.
Deer tick engorgement sequence.