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Name:  American Dog Tick
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Ixodida
Family: Ixodidae
Genus: Dermacentor
Species: variablilis

Habitat:
Ticks wait for host animals from the tips of grasses and shrubs (not from trees).  When brushed by a moving animal or person, they quickly let go of the vegetation and climb onto the host.

 

Food:
The larvae and nymphs feed on small warm-blooded animals such as mice and birds.  The adult American dog tick will feed on humans and medium to large mammals such as raccoons and dogs.

Method of Travel:
Crawling

Prevention:

Steps to control:
1. Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with Knock Down X-Max Flying & Crawling Insect Killer or other Knock Down products listed below.

Product to use:

KD120D – KNOCK DOWN – X-MAX FLYING AND CRAWLING INSECT KILLER

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KNOCK DOWN™ – KD120D – X-MAX (FLYING & CRAWLING) INSECT KILLER Actives: Pyrethrin                         0.5% – Stronger solution than the Total Home: KD110D & KD112D  Piperonyl Butoxide       5.0%...

KD241C – KNOCK DOWN – FARM AND LIVESTOCK – COMMERCIAL

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KNOCK DOWN™ COMMERCIAL  – KD241C – X-MAX – FARM & LIVESTOCK INSECT KILLER Actives: Pyrethrins                        0.60% Piperonyl Butoxide        4.0% 454g Aerosol Commercial For use on cattle, in...

 

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