Brown Dog Tick, scientifically named as Rhipicephalus sanguineus, is a reddish-brown colored tick. They are mostly found in shady nooks and corners of your house or stuck on your pet dog’s body, where its all warm and protected.
Brown Dog Ticks survive by hosting on other mammals, and the most preferred one is a canine. Thus, animals pen and dog kennel are the two other places where these ticks live, feed, and multiply.
Coming to multiplying, their reproduction rate is really high, like most of the insects and ticks. The female tick can lay upto 2000 eggs at a time. Unlike other ticks who need plant or soil, brown dog ticks can lay their eggs on surfaces like baseboards, window and door casings, curtains, furniture, and rug edges.
Brown dog tick infestation happens mostly due to the coming of infected pets into home. It may also happen if your pet comes in contact with an infected pet outside your house, say at a park or a dog-boarding.
In such a situation, GreenLeaf Pest Control comes to your rescue to get rid of these unwanted ticks as they are the potential vectors of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in humans, and may cause Canine Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis in dogs. Also, an adult tick may survive for 6-18 months without feeding.
We offer complete pest control and removal service using various environmental-friendly products. GreenLeaf Pest Control’s expert professionals first inspect the infected place and then apply every method required- steam, diatomaceous earth, vacuuming, physical barriers- to control the growing infection.
After the treatment is done, we, at GreanLeaf Pest Control, perform a proper cleaning of the area as it is the most important prevention to repel brown dog ticks. Other measures you may take for preventing brown dog ticks are to use approved tick-control products and regular inspection of dogs for any ticks.
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