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I agree Shelly, ticks are the worst creatures in the world and we have such a huge problem with ticks ... I hate them so much I do squish them between my fingers. Usually, tho, I flush them down the toilet.)

Is this something new with Frontline - is it losing its effectiveness against ticks? Or is it your the local species of ticks that makes Frontline not so effective?
We have a mild tick infestation here, but since I've been using Frontline (10 years or so?) we rarely see a tick on the dogs, and that's only if we've been less than diligent about applying it every month.

FurPaw
And now we all know what kind of movies are in your Netflix queue!

Debbie
You people are sick!! :-)
Debbie
another thing you can do, if you don't have a huge yard, is to dust it with diatomaceous earth.

I keep tellin' ya, get guinea hens! They loove to eat ticks!

Beth
It's not like the lighter is close to me. I have yet to see them pop. I typically burn their legs off and then I would think they would die?

Nope. They don't even feel it, because as of yet they haven't found pain receptors in insects. You can often seperate their body sections and have them walk off, because the nerve bundle in that portion of the body is still intact. They won't die unless they starve or are otherwise squashed or punctured, or suffocated (in oil, in alcohol, etc). And ticks can live a long while without food.
natalie

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Which practically conceal its sex.
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.
Ogden Nash
It's time for me to tell the story of the time we lit Sheppe on fire. We'd seen the veterinarian pull a tick off Sheppe with some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. We tried that at home. It didn't work. Next we tried lighting a match, blowing it out and putting the still hot end on the tick. The idea is to make the tick withdraw from the dog and seek cooler climates. With the alcohol still on the dog, we created a low temp fire right on her. Sheppe loved all attention and didn't notice. We were horrified. Granted she wasn't hurt, but the image of fire in the dog's fur doesn't leave easily.
Lia
So are you saying that now you know more about rocket science?

Actually, I do know more about rocket science now than I did back then, but I know a whole lot ... It's considered 100% effective. Of course, you can't use it if your dog is sensitive or you have cats. Suja

I have cats; two of them in fact. Great little missies they are. I love them dearly.
kili
I agree Shelly, ticks are the worst creatures in the ... my fingers. Usually, tho, I flush them down the toilet.)

Is this something new with Frontline - is it losing its effectiveness against ticks? Or is it your the local ... a tick on the dogs, and that's only if we've been less than diligent about applying it every month. FurPaw

I'm not sure. Here in Hawaii we have infestations of Brown Dog Ticks; they don't attach themselves to humans or cats...they're a canine breed. But man-o-man do they infest! I've literally picked off at least 200 on a dog at a time. I'm not sure if Frontline isn't as effective as it used to be or it never was effective at all. I've noticed that it does work if applied about every two weeks or so, which is not only expensive, but I would imagine not so good for the dog either.
kili
another thing you can do, if you don't have a huge yard, is to dust it with diatomaceous earth.

I keep tellin' ya, get guinea hens! They loove to eat ticks! Beth

I've heard that chickens & roosters love ticks, cockroaches and centipedes..almost makes you want one until you wake up at 4:00 a.m. to their noise and go, whoops! (slap forehead), that's why I don't have one!
kili
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