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Old 08-07-2014, 05:32 PM
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our two Great Pyrrs do get around and we are surrounded by woods, brush, pasture.

Okay, I have a light colored tile floor in the hall way. We noticed spots on it that look like freckles, lots of them. DD went on hands and knees and found they are blood spots from baby ticks. They fall off the dogs and we crushed them walking on them. Okay, we pay attention, lots of ticks falling off the dogs, we sweep them up, loads of them, then decide vacuuming is better.
Today, DD looked at Rex' leg and almost passed out. His legs were covered in seed ticks. Whole nests of them. We spread newspapers and started combing them out. Unbelievable. You could hear them fall on the paper, like shaking a plum tree.
Snowball was in just as bad shape. Her feet, especially around the toes, just black with them. We must have gotten a few thousand off. The ones that were ready. Lots are attached tight.
I have never seen anything like that.
It is only on their legs and belly.

I did a search and then looked what I have on hand. did a 'make do' shampoo on Snowball's legs.
Dishdetergent (Palmolive) peppermint extract, lemon oil, orange oil.

I have a bunch of ticks on a paper plate that came in contact with the stuff. so far they are not moving. It has been almost an hr. I guess I better rinse off her legs.

anybody have experience with such massive invasion?
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:14 PM
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Bookie try Rose Geranium Essential Oil. It's suppose to be really good for repelling tics. Google "natural tic repellent for dogs". Had a friend use it on her farm dog and it worked really well for her.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:13 AM
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Just plain dish soap works the same, since all it's doing is drowning them.
Afterwards, get some of this if you want to keep them off:

http://happyjackinc.com/product/kennel-dip-ii/
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:53 AM
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Bearfoot, the oil repels not drown them from what I understand. That would take a whole lot of oil. Keep 'em off in the first place is always easier than getting rid of the devils after the fact.

My friends dog was somewhat short haired though. Not sure how well it would work on a dog with long thick hair. She likes using non-toxic products on her animals when she can. She used some kind of oil on her chickens to controle mites too. I think it was mites. She'd rub a few drops on both hands then lightly rub the chickens all over their feathers and feet & legs.
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Just plain dish soap works the same, since all it's doing is drowning them.
Afterwards, get some of this if you want to keep them off:

http://happyjackinc.com/product/kennel-dip-ii/
I use this all the time.
Abit more expensive but sure does work.
And 1oz in 2 gallons of water takes care of my fur babies.

If I have an irritations on my dogs I use coconut oil on the spots--really seems to soothe their summer rashes or what ever they get.

And if its out there they'll find it.
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