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Ticks are ectoparasites, which means that they survive by feeding solely on the blood of people and animals. Ticks are closely related to spiders and mites. These biting pests have oval-shaped bodies, eight legs, and are wingless. Keep reading for more information on the most common types of ticks in Texas.

Lone Star Tick

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Adult Lone star ticks are reddish-brown in color. Females have one identifying white spot on their backs while males have multiple smaller white spots. They also have very noticeable white lines around the top edge of their bodies.

Lone star ticks feed on larger mammals like people, deer, and dogs rather than smaller mammals like rodents.

American Dog Tick

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American dog ticks are large, brownish ticks with whitish-gray or yellow markings. Females have marbled markings only on the upper surface of their fronts. Males have the same marbled markings stretching across the entire upper surface of their bodies. American dog ticks feed on a wide variety of animals and people as well. Their favorite host is the domestic dog.

Brown Dog Ticks

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Often confused with the American dog tick because of its name and preference for feeding on the blood of canines, the brown dog tick reddish-brown and are without any distinguishing markings. This type of tick rarely feeds on humans, but will if no other host is available.

Blacklegged Tick

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Often referred to as deer ticks, blacklegged ticks in Texas are dark brown in color with distinctive darker colored legs. Adults are about the size of a sesame seed before feeding, while nymphs are about the size of a pinhead.

The preferred hosts of the deer tick are deer but they will feed on other animals and people.



Fleas are small, wingless and about 2.5 mm long. Their bodies are shiny and reddish brown in color, covered with microscopic hair and are compressed to allow for easy movement through animal fur. Although their bites are not painful fleas can transmit disease such as plague, flea-borne typhus, bartonellosis, flea tapeworm, tungiasis. Signs of flea infestation on your pets are excessive scratching and reddening or losing of hair.


Eliminating ticks and fleas is a difficult task, meaning it is often best to leave it to trained and experienced professionals. The team at Ally Pest and Termite has extensive experience and training in dealing with these problems and can provide you with both services for your current problem and preventative treatments to keep ticks and fleas away. For home and business owners looking to eliminate ticks and fleas, nobody else offers comprehensive solutions as we can. However, there are a few things you can do to prevent ants from coming in yourself, and we advise everybody to follow these bits of advice, regardless of whether or not you receive frequent treatments.

  • Pet owners  should contact a veterinarian for advice and purchase of flea control products that can be used on pets.

  • Regular bathing and grooming of pets.

  • Frequent vacuuming where pets are.

  • Frequent washing/drying of pet bedding.

Tired of battling ticks/fleas? Call Ally today at 214-305-8725 to schedule your first treatment or send us a quick email at

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