Brown Dog Tick
The brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) occurs worldwide but it is relatively uncommon in New England. It is not normally found outdoors in NE, and those ticks found infesting dogs would likely be the American dog tick, or the Blacklegged tick (Lyme disease agent). Unlike these common ticks, the brown dog tick is unique in its ability to establish itself indoors infesting both homes and kennels. Although they are capable of transmitting disease, brown dog ticks do not readily bite humans. Still, for safety’s sake, brown dog tick extermination is recommended. If you suspect you have an infestation of brown dog ticks, contact us @1-800-525-8084 for a proper identification, inspection, and if necessary, brown dog tick removal in your home.