My mother went to a campsite near a lake and came back with reddish-brown dots all over her pant legs.
She's not sure whether they are ticks or fleas. Her pants sat in her room for two days before she realized.
I browsed the internet, saw several people said fleas are reddish-brown so thought that was it, but then found a few posts where people said ticks are also reddish-brown. So now we're right where we started - nowhere.
I told her to see a small-animal veterinarian because they would likely be knowledgeable about ticks & fleas. In the meantime (they're closed today):
- Q: Are they ticks or fleas?
- Q: Do both the vehicle and house need to be treated? If so, what product is recommended?
Since she has been bitten:
- Q: Does she need to be treated with anything?