Aiiigh! TICKS in my house!

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Okay.. for those of you who may be squeemish, click BACK now.

    Last week I awoke to the feeling of something crawling on me. I turned on the light and it was a tick! Now, I live on a wooded lot and have 2 cats that like to go exploring (and then come in and sleep in my bed)... so, I thought they're about due for a dousing of Frontline. Which I promptly did... and changed the sheets... and vacuumed. But last night, I found another! Blech!

    Are these things living in my house rather than on the cats? I have a cedar house and was wondering if they like the wood.

    Do those ultrasonic insect repellents work? I was thinking of plugging one of those in next to my bed.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Bear in mind, ticks aren't good for your cats either. Call your local health-department workers about taking care of this. The little monsters carry diseases. (Ever try to disgourge a tick that's partially imbedded in your skin? I have, and it's not pleasant.)
     
  3. LDfan

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    Dave,

    Make sure you use Frontline Plus on them. Regular Frontline doesn't do anything against ticks.

    Jeff
     
  4. Dave Poehlman

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    I'll double check if it's fronline plus or not.. but I'm pretty sure it mentioned ticks on the label.

    Can vets give some sort of anti-tick shot to my cat? Maybe just to make them not taste so good to the ticks?

    I thought I remember hearing on the news that this was a pretty good season for ticks.. we've had a pretty mild winter and a cool spring so far. Where's a heat wave when you need one? ... or a frost (not entirely out of the question here in Wisconsin [​IMG] )
     
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