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Ticks in South Florida

I live in South Florida in a community that has been around more than 40 years and am not near the beach or Everglades. I am having a tick problem in my house as my dog has been having about 2 to 3 of them a day requiring removal. The ticks are brown with red legs and are pretty small. All but 1 tick I have taken off required tweezers. I had my yard sprayed for ticks but still have them in my house or on the dog. I was told to look for a tick nest but cannot find what a tick nest even looks like and have searched around my house but find nothing. Any thoughts?

Tick Problem
I think you are doing all you can. Treating your yard and your dog (your vet can recommend a good tick prevention medicine) is all I've ever done. Usually ticks attach to your pet by climbing up on vegetation and then attaching to them as they walk by. Like how the tick in this image is waiting on a leaf with its front legs stretched out to grab the next passerby. Check on any low shrubs or plants as that's where you're most likely to find them.

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