• species
  • Many tick species can be carried indoors on animals, but cannot complete their entire life cycle inside. (ufl.edu)
  • The hexagonal basis capituli is a particularly good identifying character, as only one other tick species with this feature has ever been found in Florida ( Boophilus annulatus , the cattle tick). (ufl.edu)
  • We estimate that Rickettsia montanensis , a spotted fever group species which has not yet been shown to cause human illness, was present in 5-15% of the ticks. (wisc.edu)
  • It is important to discriminate between these two closely related bacterial species when assessing the results of tick testing. (wisc.edu)
  • found
  • The tick is found world-wide, more commonly in warmer climates, and is found on dogs, in kennels and houses, and occasionally on wildlife. (ufl.edu)
  • 2006). American dog ticks ( Dermacentor variabilis ) are found primarily in the eastern and Midwestern states but can be found in some areas in California. (wisc.edu)
  • parts
  • It is small, red-brown in color (called the red dog tick in other parts of the world), and lacking any ornamentation. (ufl.edu)
  • present
  • in a domestic environment this may result in feeding on the same dog (if there is only one or a few dogs present), but there is an opportunity for the same tick to feed on three different hosts. (ufl.edu)