American Dog Tick

Fat Tick after meal

American Dog Tick

Nick Names: Dog Tick, Wood Tick
Common Name: American Dog Tick
Formal Name: Dermacentor Variabilis


Looks like Rocky Mountain Wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni – DA), and Gulf Coast Tick (Amblyomma maculatum – AM). Mouthparts are shorter than AM.


Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tuleremia and may carry Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis.


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Date: Thursday, 14. January 2010 13:00
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    I need help. My dogs have brought ticks into the house and I have bathed them sparied them and they keep showing up everyday. i hav found them in drawers behind paintings. I kill them everyday. We are moving to a new rental and i don’t want an infestatino there. What can I do to stop them and kill them off for good. I check for them everyday on the dogs but the hair on the one that has the worst is fine and i can’t feel them like on the other dog.
    Please help us I have found a few on me moving only one biteing me.


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    Hello Kitrick,

    I am so sorry to hear your tick infestation. We have Precor 2000 Plus Premise Spray that you can use indoors. It is a contact kill and has a residual time for up to 7 months. It contains an IGR, which is a Insect Growth Regulator. It stops the ticks from being able to further reproduce. You would have to get rid of the ticks that are on your pets as well. For this, we have Petcor, which is perfectly safe to spray on your pets while being very effective. The Petcor Spray also has an IGR so that the ticks won’t be able to reproduce on your pet as well.

    For outdoors, you might want to do a perimeter treatment around your home as well since it sounds like a heavy infestation. I’d recommend the CY-KICK LIQUID INSECTICIDE for you.

    If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact me again. Thanks.

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