Cat Flea

Common Name: Cat Flea
Scientific Name: Ctenocephalides felis

General Size: Tiny, about 1/4 inch in length

Look for these Colors: Reddish-Dark Brown 

American Dog Tick

Common Name: American Dog Tick/Wood Tick
Scientific Name: Dermacentor variabilis

General Size: 1/8" to 1/2"

Look for these Colors: Reddish-brown with white or yellowish markings. Females have a more distinct marking behind their head

Build nests inside wood consisting of galleries

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Black Legged Tick (Deer Tick)

Common Name: Black Legged Tick (Deer Tick)
Scientific Name: Ixodes scapularis

General Size: 3-5mm for unfed females, males are smaller

Look for these Colors: Red to orange to dark brown

Brown Dog Tick

Common Name: Brown Dog Tick 
Scientific Name: Rhipicephalus sanguineus

General Size: 1/8"-1/4" (0.025"-0.25") in length

Look for these Colors: Reddish brown

Found mostly on dogs 

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