Brown Dog Tick

Just your average, everyday health threat

Chances are you’ve shared space with the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) and didn’t even know it. That’s because this tick is found throughout the United States and Canada, and it is also likely to live indoors—kennels, your home, etc.

Dogs are the brown dog tick’s host of choice, and this tick is a known carrier of hepatozoonosis, canine ehrlichiosis and babesiosis. Ehrlichiosis is a zoonotic disease, which means the organism can infect people as well as pets.

Tick Image Your most unwanted houseguest.
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