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  1. Glock17193643

    Glock17193643

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    Where I live in Alabama seems to have more ticks than usual. We find them everywhere. On the dog, on the cat, in the house. The animals have treatment that is supposed to keep them off. I have treated the yard twice. Any suggestions?
     
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    I am not sure what you are using for a yard treatment; get something with Bifenthrin like Bifen or Talstar; it's expensive but it works and you can treat both the yard and the house with it.
     
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    We use Frontline Plus on the dog. Works better than anything else we’ve tried.
    Yeah, The ticks are unusually bad here as well.
     
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    Here, mild winter = more ticks. My wife uses repellant and gets ticks every time she goes out in the yard - I never use it and never get one, even in weeds and woods.

    I guess all winters are mild in Alabama, so I don't know.
     
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    We live in Maine and the ticks are very prolific here. We use nematodes. Google nematodes for ticks and i think you’ll be pleased. They’re harmless to people or animals but are hell on ticks,we notice a marked decline usually two weeks after application.
     
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    Me too. Never see a tick or flea.

    If you're finding them in the house you need to get bug bombs and fog it. But take the dogs and plants out first. Give the dogs a flea & tick bath before you bring them back in the house after it is bombed.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Install opossums.

    or

    Diatomaceous earth.

    Capstar will kill fleas and ticks quickly but you still need a preventive for the catter/dogger.
     
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    Ross-in-Pa Western Pa

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    Get a flock of Guinea hens. They will be in tick hunting mode 14 hours a day, and make your breakfast too.
     
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    Here it’s been more of a plague of mosquitoes. All I have to do is step out the front door and I’m swarmed upon. Those bloodsuckers love me unfortunately.
     
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    Ticks are running rampant at my little slice of heaven. I've already found more this year than I used to find all summer.
     
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    Ha-Ha...and they are so stupid they will keep you entertained too. Guy down the lake has some of them. I about died laughing one day trying to shoo them out of the road so I could get by. It was like a game for them as I chased them around the truck.
     
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    which repellant is she using? Which chemical is it?

     
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    Ticks: I knew a guy who would wink his left eye when he was pissed. I could never figure out if he was being serious.
     
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    I have a nervous one...
     
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    I've already had one on me this year. I could feel something on my back, right in the center but could not get to it.. I asked my buddy to take a look and he said it's a deer tick.. and you have a red circle about 2" in diameter around it. We got the tick off but it has been ITCHING something crazy for almost a week now.. In the shower, hot water really soothes the itching.. Almost as good as running hot water over poison ivy.
     
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    Try hydrocortisone cream.

    ....and get checked for Lyme disease.
     
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    I don't know, I think some natural citrus stuff.
     
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    My brother gets bumps like that from tick bites. On me, they leave no evidence at all, never have; even a mosquito bite only last 20-30 minutes and then is completely gone. Spider bites are what get me - they last a couple of weeks.
     
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    We use the Diatomaceous earth and it kills Fleas, Ticks, and Spiders. Vectra for the Labrador, very effective. Permathrin (SP?) for clothing and any of the Mosquito and Tick sprays for skin.
     
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    I haven't noticed more than usual here in Georgia but due to COVID shutting down all the trailheads for a few months I wasn't out in the woods nearly as much as usual.

    Frontline works but it kills ticks, it does not repel them. You might see some on your dog but they will die within a day.
     
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