University of California, Riverside

Insect Pests of Animals

Pests of Dogs and Cats

Pests of Dogs and Cats

American Dog Tick

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis [Say])

Pest note in Preparation

Brown Dog Tick

Brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus [Latreille])

Pest note in Preparation

Canyon Fly

Canyon Flies (Fannia benjamini complex)

Canyon flies are significant pests of humans and animals in coastal mountain and foothill habitats of the southwestern United States. The canyon fly group is comprised of seven related fly species within the Fannia benjamini complex... Read more 


Eye Gnats (Hippelates ssp.)

Pest note in Preparation



Pest note in Preparation


Mange mite

Pest note in Preparation 


Mosquitoes (Culicidae)

The blood feeding habits of mosquitoes has a significant impact on the health and quality of life for humans, pets and livestock. In some developing countries, individuals can receive 50 to 100 bites per night! When poorly managed, significant numbers of biting mosquitoes will negatively affect economies that depend on outdoor... Read More

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Alec C. Gerry, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor and Extension Specialist

Veterinary Entomology Laboratory 367
University of California at Riverside

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