Brown Dog Tick Diseases
Brown dog ticks can be found throughout the eastern U.S. as well as areas of the West Coast. Despite their name, they will feed on a variety of animals, including pets. They are potential carriers of disease, most notably Rocky Mountain spotted fever. However, these ticks are not known to carry or transmit Lyme disease.
In order to reduce or control indoor brown dog tick infestations, the affected home must be thoroughly cleaned. Special shampoos and medications may also be used on the affected pet’s fur. Contact your veterinarian to discuss any such treatments. Severe infestations often require the services of pest management professionals.