Getting Rid of Dog Ticks?

I live in Mesa, Arizona and I have never had ticks on my dogs growing up. Now that my wife and I have a house of our own we have ticks like crazy all over our 3 dogs. They come in the house and in one sitting I can kill 10 on the floor. We have tick collars on all three, have given them baths with the tick soap, and put the oils down their backs. Please help. I need ideas to get them gone.


By Jimmy

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October 30, 20110 found this helpful

We keep guinea fowl in the yard, and they help keep the tick population down. You can also try bathing your dogs in a very dilute pine oil and water mixture, to kill the ones already on them. Sometimes the over the counter collars aren't strong enough to work. You can also try a sprinkling of Sevin dust, or diatomaceous earth dusting on the dogs. Be sure to research online about the amounts and frequencies.

Best of luck to you!

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

We live in ETX and know your pain. First you have to treat the yard, over,under around everything with the liquid 7 and a sprayer. Wait until the yard is dry before you let the dogs out. Do again in 7 to 10 days again as ticks hatch every 7-10 days. You may have to do again, you will have to judge. Wash the dogs with a flea an tick shampoo as you go along to make sure that all are off and keeping off.


I use the Adam's shampoo and tick an flea squeeze you put on the dogs neck after they are dry, get from Walmart, watch your dogs to make sure they are not having a reaction from the squeeze, If you are diligent and clear your yard the problem will be much better and doable. Good Luck. Believe me it takes consistence and perseverance but well worth the effort.

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

To rid yourself of both, the cheapest way is to get a product called Talstar it is fairly cheap and you will like it. I used it this year and only treated my dogs. The time I used the Talstar and fleas and ticks are gone. Yes, you must get rid of them in the house but you can safely spray Talstar there to.

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June 28, 20132 found this helpful

I too, live in Mesa, but my problem was buying a tick infested puppy, as my house was immediately infested with ticks. I have been battling them for 5 weeks now. If you are finding 10 on the floor, you can bet that you have a major infestation, and the dogs are getting ticks in the house as well as outside. Call an exterminator (I use Preventive) and clean your house like you never have. You can buy food grade diamataceous earth to put around your house and on your dogs also.


I advise getting the dogs Advantix II. If you don't start doing something to turn this around, you are creating numerous additional life cycles that you will have to deal with. I now know alot about ticks, so feel free to email me. You can also text me. Can always reach me through my site at Good Luck to you!

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November 26, 20150 found this helpful

I am also loosing my mind, money and strength with this problem in Florida. I just want to pack & move

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April 30, 20170 found this helpful

I need to know what I could do inside my trailer to stop the infestation

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