Brown Dog Tick
The Brown dog tick is almost exclusively a parasite of dogs.
When individuals of each feeding stage become fully engorged, they drop from the host and seek some protected situation in the immediate surroundings.
For this reason, all tick life stages may be found behind baseboards, under window and door moldings, in window pulley openings or in furniture.
A home can become heavily infested with ticks are encountered crawling on carpeting, walls and sometimes furniture.
Dogs do not become infested with Brown Dog ticks by direct contact with other dogs. Ticks feeding on a dog drop off and molt before they will resume host-seeking behaviour and attach to another dog.