Ticks – Prevention and Eradication

Q: I’m getting ticks on me and my dogs almost every day. What can I do to control them?

A: This looks to be a big year for ticks. I’ve seen three on my body already! Ticks climb to the tip of grasses and small shrubs to wait for a passing animal or human. Consider spraying an outdoor insecticide on typical roosting places; avoid spraying the entire lawn and landscape. A surveyor advises that he mixes powdered sulfur 1:1 with baby powder and dusts his socks and pants legs before walking through woods or grassy clearings. I have other tick tips, including how to make a tick drag at http://www.walterreeves.com/insects-and-animals/ticks/.

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