FLEA AND TICK IDENTIFICATION

CAT FLEA

Scientific Name: Ctenocephalides felis

General Size: Tiny, about 1/4 inch in length
Look for these Colors: Reddish-Dark Brown

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AMERICAN DOG TICK (WOOD TICK)

Scientific Name: Dermacentor variabilis

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

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

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LONE STAR TICK

Scientific Name: Amblyomma americanum

General Size: Medium-sized
Look for thereddish-brown coloThe female has the white spot on the back. The male and has small white markings near the rear.
Rounder in shape than the deer tick and the wood tick.

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