FLEA AND TICK IDENTIFICATION
Scientific Name: Ctenocephalides felis
General Size: Tiny, about 1/4 inch in length
Look for these Colors: Reddish-Dark Brown
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
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.