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Brown Dog Tick

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Distribution

The Brown dog tick or kennel tick is one of the most widely distributed ticks on the world.

Rhipicephalus sanguineus is found in practically all countries between 50 degrees N and 35 degrees S latitude.

Brown dog ticks can be found outdoors in the southern regions during any time of the year, and can be found outdoors during the warm months in the some northern regions. It is generally believed that this species of tick cannot overwinter in the more northern regions except within buildings with centralised heating.

   

Further information

  • Sonenshine DE: Biology of Ticks. Part 1, 1991, Oxford University Press, New York

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