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Ticks - American Dog Tick

Female American Dog Tick(Wood Tick)(click for some additional views)

Fact Sheets: American Dog Tick (Iowa State University) see also Ticks (UMaine Extension)


Dog Ticks Engorged with Blood:


Engorged Deer Tick (LEFT) and Engorged Dog Tick (RIGHT) — note the difference in overall body size


See also the Maine Medical Center’s Ticks in Maine page for Lyme disease information, tips and photos. Also, the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention has a page entitled Ticks and Lyme Disease. Deer ticks can be infected with (and transmit) Lyme Disease, but Dog ticks do not carry or transmit it.

[Lyme Disease rash photos]

You can find a lot of additional images of ticks online at BugGuide.net


 


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