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#1 User is offline   Alan2 

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 08:29 PM

How do you get rid of any Deer ticks that may be still bein the house and car?

Five days ago we found a tick where the dog sleeps in our bedroom. That day we had the dog groomed and the groomer did not find any ticks.

The next day we found one in my wife's and my bed. The dog sleeps in the bedroom in his bed but does jump into ours. (yeah I know!) We completely vacuumed everything, changed linens, rechecked dog. Later that day we found a third tick crawling on the dog but not implanted and removed it. Today we found one impanted by the dog's eye and removed it still alive. (The dogs on Advantage too). The dog was not out that he could have pick up one from outside.

Can you fumigate? Can you spray around with Permethrin? Could I have re-introdiuced ticks back into the house myslf by carring one that was still in the car? How do you fumigate the car?

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 08:33 PM

A "fogger" in each room will probably do the trick, but you have to leave the house for a day. Also cover the goldfish bowl (I didn't and came home to them floating belly up).

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 08:54 PM

I would also check everywhere the dog normally goes. I wouldn't imagine that you are bringing them in from the car, although that could happen I guess. It's apparent that your dog is probably the carrier or was the carrier. I would check around the house for where he goes. Vacuuming won't necessarily get them either. Have you noticed how hard they are to pull off? They start to dig into something and they won't let go.

I've never had to fumigate for ticks. I don't even know if they make something to kill ticks or if they generally do. As Brian stated about the fishbowl, you also don't want any flame sources like pilot lights around either(gas stove - hot water heater - boiler - etc).

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 09:58 PM

Although I'm not a big fan of needless chemical treatments, you may look at treating your yard and around the outside of your house. If your dog spends time outside in the yard, he may be transporting the ticks into your house.

As for your car, just park it in the sun with all the windows rolled up for several hours and every living thing in the car will be toast.

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 10:09 PM

Spray your carpet in both your house and your car, you can find the spray a wal-mart or k-mart. We have this problem a lot in Arkansas.

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 11:45 PM

You probably don't need to do anything. Since the dog is on advantage and you are probably faithful about reapplying, he is unlikely to be bringing in lots of them. Wash your bedding and they won't be in the bed anymore. If your are really concerned, there are products such as Permethrin Pro that can be used indoors.

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 12:49 PM

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Spray your carpet in both your house and your car, you can find the spray a wal-mart or k-mart. We have this problem a lot in Arkansas.


What spray do you use?

Thanks to everyone else too for your suggestions.

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 02:10 PM

Nuclear weapons.

If those aren't available in your area (I know that NY is pretty tough when it comes to weapons), a good permethrin spray should do the trick. Posted Image

I worked in the pet industry for several years many many moons ago. There's a ton of products available to treat the house without having to gas it. I remember a carpet spray claiming to control fleas and ticks for up to a year - of course, that's under laboratory conditions with no light whatsoever, but the stuff did last for a few months (I used it at my own home). I don't recall the name, but I remember that it was permethrin based.

My suggestion is to go to a pet store. They're going to have products specifically formulated to be used on/around animals, whereas the big department stores or nurseries will have products formulated to kill everything they touch.

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 11:00 PM

Another thing to try is putting down a white sheet or some white paper where you think ticks might be. For some reason they seem to like the white, and it also makes them easier to see. In my experience with ticks and animals( from growing up on a farm) anywhere they have been that might have tall grass they can get ticks from and carry them into a house or car. Even if the dog has been treated the ticks can still bite and it might take a while for it to fall off or die. We used seven dust to dust where the dogs and cats slept as well as using advantage. Seven dust works better if you have outside animals, I would not use it in the house.

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 07:24 AM

Cruzin': I tried nukes but all they did was melt the polish on my shoes - damn ticks kept going. I like the idea of a permethrin based spray for the carpet that isn't hazardous to dogs. I'll have to check it out.

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 07:38 AM

Well I found Permethrin Pro but notwithstanding their statement that it's not dangerous to animals after it's dry, I wonder what others know about this.

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 08:58 AM

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My suggestion is to go to a pet store. They're going to have products specifically formulated to be used on/around animals, whereas the big department stores or nurseries will have products formulated to kill everything they touch.


I agree, and I think it is most excellent advice. Get something that was designed for use around pets...you don't want your pup getting sick.

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 11:06 AM

I was leaning toward a molitov cocktail and a BIC, but that's just me.

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 02:16 PM

Not to encourage the paranoia, but I was just diagnosed with Lyme's Disease. It ain't fun believe me. Bug bombs will do the job in the house. The a bug spray that attaches to the garden hose for the yard and bushes. Don't freak or anything, just get it taken care of.

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 06:15 PM

Move to Alaska.

No ticks.

No fleas.

No chiggers.

No snakes.

No frogs.

But the skeeters are big enough to carry you off to feed their young. Posted Image

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 09:42 PM

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Not to encourage the paranoia, but I was just diagnosed with Lyme's Disease. It ain't fun believe me. Bug bombs will do the job in the house. The a bug spray that attaches to the garden hose for the yard and bushes. Don't freak or anything, just get it taken care of.

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I was on antibiotics after getting bit by a LYme infected Deer tick almost two years ago. OUr dog is on antibiotics now as a blood test showed him positive for Lyme. A few months ago he was postiive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

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Alaska! Hmmm....

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 12:08 AM

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Move to Alaska.

No ticks.

No fleas.

No chiggers.

No snakes.

No frogs.


No sun...

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 01:54 AM

In alaska it is an extreme with the sun. Or lack of it. I remember as a kid in Fairbanks, mom and dad would make us go to bed when it was still light out and the kids were still playing. It was weird, I used to look out the window and the sun would never go all the way down.

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 02:43 AM

Summer we get over 20 hours of daylight here in Anchorage. Posted Image

Winter we get less than 4. Posted Image

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