American Dog Ticks

Name: American Dog Tick
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Ixodida
Family:Ixodidae
Genus: Dermacentor
Species: variablilis

Habitat:Ticks wait for host animals from the tips of grasses and shrubs (not from trees). When brushed by a moving animal or person, they quickly let go of the vegetation and climb onto the host.

Food:
The larvae and nymphs feed on small warm-blooded animals such as mice and birds. The adult American dog tick will feed on humans and medium to large mammals such as raccoons and dogs.

Method of Travel:
Crawling

Prevention:
Maintain lawns: This provides fewer hiding places and possible food sources for unwanted tick infested wildlife or rodents.

Steps to control:
1. Please review the products listed below to determine which is the proper product for your need.

Product to use:

Knockdown X-MAX Flying & Crawling 454g

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