ClinQuiz: Fast tick facts, answer 4A

Mar 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

4) A–Incorrect.

Amblyomma americanum prefers white-tailed deer in all stages of its life cycle (larva, nymph, adult); the immature ticks also feed on wild birds. 15 Although it commonly infests dogs, cats, and people who encounter the questing stages when in wooded environments, this tick will not tolerate the low humidity in most homes and, thus, cannot establish a lasting indoor infestation.

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