The brown dog tick and other species of ticks are found throughout the US and the world, and are responsible for spreading a number of diseases including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
The flattened body of a tick allows the female tick to engorge herself with blood from the host, expanding in size significantly when feeding is accomplished.
Prefers indoor environments such as homes. Will find cracks and crevices in homes near pet bedding to lay eggs.
Immature ticks called “seed ticks” will also feed on animals but feed on different areas of the animal than adults.
A female can lay up to 3000 eggs and will die after egg laying is accomplished.
Fun Fact: Female ticks will also lay their eggs up high in a room in areas such as where walls and ceilings meet.
Treatment for these pests involves a thorough inspection of all potential nesting areas and then treating these areas thoroughly. Since these pests carry diseases, professional treatment is necessary to achieve complete elimination. Pest Control Technicians, Inc. has over thirty years of experience in treating for ticks. Give us a call and we will start treating for these disease carrying pests right away!