Friday, May 22, 2015

Veterinary Highlights: Best Way to Control Brown Dog Tick?

Who doesn't hate ticks? 

Not only they're extremely gross, they spread nasty diseases.

Brown dog tick. Image TickEncounter Resource Center

Brown dog ticks can be a real nuisance.

Desperate measures sometimes go as far as fumigating homes, throwing away possessions or even moving. Pesticides are not very effective controlling the Brown Dog Tick, increasingly so. According to researchers, the brown dog tick is developing resistance to the common treatments.

This makes their control even harder.

Carbon dioxide bed bug traps seem effective for attracting brown dog tick. 

This might hold the solution for getting rid of these pests.

Meanwhile, vacuum is your best weapon.

These ticks like to hide in nooks and crannies where they cannot be found. Unlike other ticks, they can thrive indoors. Giving them no place to breed is one of the best practices for their control.

And there I thought deer ticks were bad.

Did I mention I hate ticks?

Source article:
Scientists zero in on brown dog tick control

Further reading:
UF/IFAS scientists zero in on Brown Dog Tick control
House-infesting brown dog tick becoming resistant to common pesticides, UF experts say
Pest Management University Spotlight: Brown Dog Ticks
Featured Creatures: Brown Dog Tick

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