One of our dogs played host to two ticks that went
undetected. They each swelled to about the size of a marble and fell off
of the dog onto a ceramic tiled kitchen floor. My husband squashed the
ticks to kill them, but I'm concerned that we may now have an infestation
problem if eggs squirted out with the blood. What precautions do we need
to take at this point?
Ticks lay eggs like other arthropods and there would not be any danger of
eggs or more ticks arising from the blood. Other than regularly checking the
dog and yourselves for ticks when you come in from outside I doubt you have
anything to worry about.
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Update: June 2012