The adult American dog tick is a hard tick, 1/8-3/16” long, and reddish-brown with white markings on the back. The mouth is easily seen when viewed from above. The body is flattened and shaped like a teardrop. The female’s shield-like area remains unchanged, but the rest of her body stretches and changes from red-brown to blue-gray as she engorges with blood while feeding. Unlike the adults who have eight legs, the larva is 1/32” long and has six legs and red markings near the eyes. It is pale yellow when unfed turning slate gray and doubles in size when engorged. It molts into an eight-legged nymph that is yellow-brown with red markings near the eyes and 1/16” long when unfed and also doubles in size when engorged with blood.

American Dog Tick (Wood Tick) Information

Deer Tick


What’s Bugging You? 4 Pests You’ll Find at The Lake & Cabin

Warm weather rolling in means summer vacation, time off work, laying in the sun at the beach and enjoying relaxing weekends at the lake. Unfortunately, it also means unwanted guests could be tagging along during your summer fun. Heat and humidity are two ideal conditions for some of our most annoying little neighbors to thrive….

Continue reading

5 Pest Control Items To Bring To Your Campsite

Now that summer is upon us and camping season is in full swing, we wanted to give you our list of five items that you will need to bring to your campsite. Depending on your needs or preferences, a combo of the items below or even all of the items will help ensure that your…

Continue reading

Top 5 Most Hated Summertime Pests

Today marks the first day of Summer, this is the longest day of the year – so get out there and enjoy the sun! Unfortunately, many pests also love this weather. We asked our Facebook friends what their most hated summertime pest is.. Here are the Top 5 results as voted by you!  

Continue reading

Ticks and How To Remove Them

When you are outdoors, it is very important to check yourself and your pets for adult and nymphal ticks. The American Dog tick is very prevalent this year and are being found all over western Canada and especially in Winnipeg and area. If you find ticks in your yard, Poulin’s can provide you with a…

Continue reading