Brown Dog Ticks
Brown dog ticks are primarily found in rural areas. They can be up to 3 inches long and their bites can cause illnesses like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, canine babesiosis, tularemia, and other tick-borne diseases.
These ticks should be removed by placing a piece of tape on the tick’s mouthparts – which is right behind its head – so that it can’t feed on your pet. If this is not possible, you should use tweezers or gloves to pull the tick off.
BROWN DOG TICKS FACTS
BROWN DOG TICKS BEHAVIOR
BROWN DOG TICKS PREVENTION
Proper grooming habits and regular spot inspections are the best ways to prevent a tick infestation. Use a fine-toothed comb while bathing your pet in order to detect small ticks on the skin’s surface, which you can then remove carefully with tweezers or a tick remover stick. In addition, check for hidden ticks by running your fingers through your pet’s fur and inspecting the belly, legs, and ears. If you see a tick on your pet, remove it with proper removal techniques to avoid spreading the parasite.
Ticks often converge in warm areas such as kennels or yards where pets rest. To prevent infestations in these areas, keep grass and bushes trimmed and clean up fallen leaves.
Finally, if you own a kennel or boarding facility, inspect all animals before allowing them to return home. Contact your veterinarian immediately if an animal is discovered with ticks in order to prevent the spread of disease.
If you find any Brown Dog Ticks in your Charlotte County home, contact Bug Off Pest Charlotte immediately. We can help rid you of these garden pests and get your lawn or yard back to normal! As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about Brown Dog Ticks or any other pest. Call us today 941-676-2005