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05-08-2014 06:37 PM
pineconeforestGSD we live in a large old growth forest filled with ticks. This year Teana has been taking the garlic bug-off tabs. She has had 1 tick this month and that's it!!!! amazing to be sure. sure her breath is oh-my-goodness garlic,but she almost tick free w/o the harsh chemicals.
Wishing you a wonderful and safe summer season!!!!
05-08-2014 06:17 PM
jocoyn I use Springtime Bug Off Garlic and follow the directions. There is dosing online for fresh garlic. Some warn against. you may want to look at the thread that starts with "my no chem garlic...." it has a lot of info.

You can sometimes get a bump with some inflammation just like any bug bite.
05-08-2014 05:52 PM
Airman1stclass
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I also use the tick twister, and highly recommend it. OP, did the person just pull the tick off with their fingers, or did they use some type of instrument to dislodge it? You need to get the head too, and that's why the tick twister works so well - you catch the tick's body in the slot and slowly twist and pull, and the tick lets go and you have the entire little monster. Instead of leaving bits behind, which is a bad thing.
Yeah she used a tool. Just wasn't sure if she got the whole thing. She said she got it all. But we felt a bump and decided to investigate.
05-08-2014 05:48 PM
Airman1stclass
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Yeah, that vet sounds sort of sketchy. I've never heard of a reputable vet giving a pup the rabies shot before 4 months. And it would worry me that he keeps switching up the flea/tick treatment. Anytime I use a chemical treatment, I find one that works and stick with it. The more chemicals the puppy is exposed to, the higher chance of a negative reaction. I'd probably look into a different vet.

Also, I've started the garlic based flea/tick preventative and it's been stellar so far. My dog gets his dose of garlic every day and he gets sprayed down with the Wondercide before we hike or run at the park. No problems so far.
So just feed him a little bit of garlic?
05-08-2014 10:23 AM
Blanketback I also use the tick twister, and highly recommend it. OP, did the person just pull the tick off with their fingers, or did they use some type of instrument to dislodge it? You need to get the head too, and that's why the tick twister works so well - you catch the tick's body in the slot and slowly twist and pull, and the tick lets go and you have the entire little monster. Instead of leaving bits behind, which is a bad thing.
05-08-2014 09:33 AM
GatorBytes
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Thanks, Gator.

Which product repels feral cats? I started breezing through the website looking for it, but I may be too impatient.

We have several blasted outdoor cats who are vying for my front yard as prime property. They are also molesting our native birds at the backyard feeders, which really infuriates me. One of them even sprayed my front door and I found cat feces in my front yard! Grr!
Sorry, meant for fleas being deposited by feral cats...

Open to suggestions to repel feral cats...using property as litter box...G scarfed some and we're now dealing with intestinal parasites
05-08-2014 06:49 AM
jocoyn
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This stuff Mosquito Barrier Spray €“ Facts & FAQ's is highly recommended in my area. Even landscapers are using it more and more. Each application lasts 3-4 weeks compared to something like wondercide that last a couple days.
I will have to check it out. Last year I sprinkled my yard with garlic (I bought a big cheap container at costco) as it was one thing on my list of chipmunk repellants. Did nothing for the chipmunks but my yard was free of mosquitoes and gnats for several days. I back up to an intermittent creek and we are surrounded by water. Seriously. I am on high land but....
05-08-2014 12:34 AM
volcano The woods by my house are horrible. I let Apache run after a ball in a field and she came out with 5 ticks, and me 3, and that was in 5 minutes. Best bet is to find them before they stick on or ride home.
05-08-2014 12:07 AM
The Stig
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That's it!

Going to be ordering the outdoor product (the pet one kills plants) to spray lawn as we have some feral cats around here (my upstairs neighbour keeps feeding)
Thanks, Gator.

Which product repels feral cats? I started breezing through the website looking for it, but I may be too impatient.

We have several blasted outdoor cats who are vying for my front yard as prime property. They are also molesting our native birds at the backyard feeders, which really infuriates me. One of them even sprayed my front door and I found cat feces in my front yard! Grr!
05-07-2014 11:21 PM
llombardo This stuff Mosquito Barrier Spray – Facts & FAQ's is highly recommended in my area. Even landscapers are using it more and more. Each application lasts 3-4 weeks compared to something like wondercide that last a couple days.
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