Identifying What Attracts Ticks to Dogs
If you own a Beagle, Greyhound, Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, or Labrador Retriever, the University of Florida's Entomology Department is looking for you and your canine’s participation for a new research study funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
The goal of this study is to identify chemicals from within your dog’s odor that are tick attractants and that could be used for various tick control methods in the future.
With your help, we will be able to collect chemical compounds that your dog excretes through its breath, hair, and skin secretions, that are potential attractants for the Brown Dog Tick.
Your participation would be limited to a one-time, 3 hour visit in your own home.
Sampling techniques are non-invasive and chemical-free.