American Dog Tick

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American Dog Tick Facts

  • American Dog Ticks are ¼ of an inch in length.
  • American Dog Ticks are reddish to dark brown in color.

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What Are American Dog Ticks?

The American Tick is commonly confined to the outdoors however they generally make their way inside on pets or rodents. Keep pets from venturing into thick overgrown vegetation where ticks may be present. Have pets checked and treated regularly. If you find you have an infestation contact a pest control professional ticks can carry several dangerous diseases.


  • Dogs are the preferred host;
  • Larvae and nymphs feed on small wild rodents;
  • Vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever;
  • Most disperse species in US;

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