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BROWN DOG TICK

Fleas & Ticks
Brown Dog Tick Pair

Brown Dog Tick – Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille).  The brown dog tick is one of the most common ticks encountered on animals of all types both domesticated and undomesticated.  When the tick takes a blood meal from an animal and is full, it typically drops off the animal and can be found in areas frequented by the animal such as inside structures.  They are flat, uniformly red in color and have pits scattered over the entire surface of the back.  Males do not become enlarged when feeding as do the females.