American Dog Ticks
About the American Dog Tick
Most active from April-September, this tick species can carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, and causes canine tick paralysis. The females are a dark brown to black color, with a grey or white oval at the base of the head, extending into the abdomen. The males are a grey-beige color with black flecks, and slightly smaller than the 3-4mm female.