Brown Dog Tick

(Rhipicephalus sanguineus)

The brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) can be found world-wide and all throughout the United States but are most commonly found in warmer regions. They can be found year-round in the southern regions or the U.S. and will prefer to be in areas highly populated with humans and domestic dogs.

Brown dog ticks have brown bodies and shields giving them a simple appearance. Their most noticeable physical characteristic is their basis capituli, which will come to a sharp outward point on either side.

The Tick Research Lab of Pennsylvania is able to detect the most common tick-borne diseases in any of these species. Our tick DNA tests are over 99.9% accurate.





Associated Diseases

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