by bubbabooboo on 04 June 2016 - 21:06
by DenWolf on 04 June 2016 - 23:06
When I lived in south florida, I used with great success a tick collar called "preventic".
Active ingredient, amitraz.
I prefer it to the other chemicals, because it could be removed from the dog as needed.
So if you hike, put it on beforehand, leave on, remove later.
I had the most horrific infestation of "seed ticks" that came from bags of cypress mulch that I bought and was using in the yard. Could not figure out WHAT was going on.. dogs becoming lethargic, almost paralyzed, from the TICKS that were SO small.. you could not really see them until you blew out your dog with a dryer... it took a lot of detective work to figure out where the ticks were coming from!
My friend and I spent several hours picking them off of Frisco.. and drowning them in flea shampoo water...there were hundreds..
At that time, no monthly products existed.. there was dursban dip, adams flea mist..
The tick collar on the dog dropped them in hours.. infinitely preferrable to the slow death from tick side effects that the dog was experiencing..
Sometimes you have to use undesireable things to ward off more serious other things..
Nothing natural was working. Whenthe ticks started showing up on the ceiling above my bed, and one was on ME, thats when the natural idea flew the coop.. and the tick collar came out.
My uncle suffered serious bad health from a tick bite and lyme.. he suffered for years.
You have to weigh the bad with the good.. and choose wisely. I am all for less chemicals in my environment, but I will utilize them to keep things in stasis without costing me or my animals worse things..
by bubbabooboo on 05 June 2016 - 00:06
by Northern Maiden on 05 June 2016 - 14:06
I put 40 drops neat oil (not in a carrier oil, such as jojoba) in 8 oz water; I have never used alcohol or vodka to dissolve the oils. I shake the bottle really well right before misting my dogs (lightly, but thoroughly), and yes, I do have to mist my dogs daily for the oils to work. My dogs smell faintly of lavender for approximately 24 hours (less if they have gotten wet, naturally). The citronella and lemongrass last for about twice as long, they are very strong oils and if you use them I would mist the dogs very lightly or else mix a weaker solution.
If you are really interested in using essential oils I recommend The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood, it is a very comprehensive guide to using essential oils and even has a chapter on using essential oils with animals. You can find it on Amazon or in a local bookstore.
by Kelly M Shaw on 05 June 2016 - 18:06
It was tick heaven when we moved to where we are at now (in the middle of woods). I bought some Nematodes which are all natural and they will not harm animals but they hunt down ticks, etc and eat them. I sprayed them down in "07" and with in 2 months time I saw less and less ticks and now we don't have any. They are Awesome!!! my dogs haven't had any topicals on them since 2007. I bought mine at www.arbico-organics.com You can see if your garden center carries them. They have them for different states. Mine hibernate in the winter and come back up in the spring and breed. I do need to buy some more just to keep them going. Wouldn't use anything else for ticks, etc.
by bubbabooboo on 05 June 2016 - 20:06
by HaroldLuebke on 17 September 2016 - 13:09
There are various natural methods available to get rid of ticks. Recently my neighbor told me about connecticut tick control professionals. They have best tick control services. You can also try them, to get rid of tick infestation.
by Nancy on 18 September 2016 - 11:09
by Fantom76 on 21 September 2016 - 04:09