Brown Dog Tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus Latreille (Arachnida: Acari: Ixodidae)
A close-up photo of a brown dog tick.
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Tian, Yuexun, Cynthia Lord, and Phillip Kaufman. 2020. “Brown Dog Tick Rhipicephalus Sanguineus Latreille (Arachnida: Acari: Ixodidae)”. EDIS 2020 (2), 6.


The brown dog tick is unusual among ticks in that it can complete its entire life cycle indoors as well as outdoors. Brown dog tick infestations can develop in dog kennels and residences, where populations can reach dramatic levels and cause dog diseases. This 6-page fact sheet written by and published by the UF/IFAS provides the distribution, description and identification, life cycle, and management of the brown dog tick as well as its hosts and the medical and veterinary significance of this troublesome pest.


This article is co-published with the Featured Creatures collection of UF/IFAS Department of Entomology & Nematology, and FDACS/DPI, available at 

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