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Brown Dog Tick
Nick Names: Dog
Common Names: Brown Dog
Formal Names: Rhipicephalus
Description: Male and female are difficult to distinguish. Attachment to people is uncommon. Can be confused with Deer Tick (Black Legged tick) during later engorgement due to shield design. Mouthpart is much shorter than Deer tick mouthparts.
The Brown Dog tick can live within a house and has been known to cause significant infestations, If you notice these ticks within your home a professional
Repellents: Permethrin clothing treatment kills ticks and
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; mouthparts are shorter.
Deer tick engorgement sequence.
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