The brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, prefers dogs and rarely bites people. The species is widespread in warmer parts of the world. In Europe, it is mainly found in the Mediterranean. In Denmark, it is mostly seen on dogs that come from the south. In our parts of the world, the brown dog tick is found indoors. In appearance, it is similar to the castor bean tick. Usually, the circumstances under which the tick is found provide clues as to which species it belong. Brown dog ticks need to be controlled. The dogs can fall ill from their bites, the mites can spread to other dogs and in homes. Controlling the brown dog tick is difficult and the successful method is a mix of flea control methods and bed bugs control methods.
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