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Old 06-21-2016, 02:34 PM
Location: LawnGuyLind, NY / Sarasota, FL
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It was suggested I post my photos in this forum - might be a better place to ID than the DOg forum.
Took these 2 ticks off my daig a few days ago - they've been in a baggie ever since. Still running around in there, dropping little brown specks (poop, i guess).

If they're deer ticks, I'm concerned, but if Dog ticks, then the concern is much less.

First photo is as soon as removed them. Second after being in bag for a few days, along with a ball point pen tip to show size.

Brown hairless dog, and a tick in her looks exactly like a little pimple on her. Her skin & ticks same color.


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Old 06-21-2016, 03:40 PM
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Typically, if you can easily see the tick, there's less to worry about regarding Lyme disease.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:31 AM
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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It's your typical wood tick. Deer ticks are very tiny.
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:19 AM
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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I have known several people who have gotten Lyme disease from ticks that are not tiny- but ones you can easily see.

There are also other tick borne diseases to worry about. The most common diseases that come from ticks in Florida are ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other spotted fever illnesses. Symptoms of tick-borne diseases usually start within two weeks of being bitten.
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:45 PM
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Wood tick. If I find one on a dog, I smash it between rocks.

Get tick drops on your dogs. And you can also mix up tea tree oil & water and spritz them. That works pretty well as additional repellent, as long as, you use once month tick drops.

I put tea tree oil on my lawn mowing sneakers & my walking sneakers.
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