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Getting Rid of Ticks in Your House

July 6, 2008

I live in West Texas and my yard and the inside of my house are infested with ticks. I just had to take a litter of gsp to the shelter because I thought they would have a better chance. I've treated my yard with Orthomax, Sevendust, and Orkin. I have dipped my dogs, powdered them up, cow tags, you name it. The only thing I could treat the puppies with was K9 Advantix and that didn't even work. Help please.

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Victoria from West Texas

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July 6, 20080 found this helpful
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I had a tick infestation once. They were very hard to get rid of. One thing I learned was to do everything at the same time...shave and dip the dog, spray the yard and house. Also check with your neighbors. If they have ticks, they need to treat everything the same day you do. Good luck.

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July 19, 20080 found this helpful
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Depending on where you live you may not be able to do this. My former neighbor had chickens that occasionally "escaped" to my yard and we never had a tick problem. I didn't think anything about it until he and his chickens moved and we were over run with ticks. We did the 4-wheeler/spray thing to the point that dead ants clogged our gas meter so badly that it had to be replaced. The ticks came back. I went to the flea market and bought a grown hen so the cats left it alone. No ticks! Took a couple of weeks, but I now have 3 hens, a rooster, fresh eggs and no ticks.

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June 17, 2017

We went on vacation and there were ticks. I washed all of our clothing before returning home, but still found 4 ticks, my husband had 2 on him. What can I use inside my house to make sure I get rid of them? What can I clean with?


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June 17, 20170 found this helpful

You do not say that you have pets so it would seem that ticks just traveled home with you in your luggage, car, clothes or on your person. I believe that I would wash all of the clothing over again just to be sure.

Here are a couple of sites that have some good information on killing ticks inside your home (and outside if necessary).

homeremedyshop.com/.../

www.wikihow.com/Kill-Fleas-and-Ticks-in-Your-Home

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June 17, 20170 found this helpful

You need to wash your clothes in hot water. You need to dust your home with pesticide and you need to treat your pets. This article from ehow will help you m.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Ticks-Around-Your-Home

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March 24, 2016

Can ticks get in my bed?


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August 18, 20170 found this helpful

The easiest way to get rid of ticks in your home is to use a boric acid and botanical extracts pesticide. You will need to sprinkle this around your home to kill the adult ticks and their eggs. Either use the powder or spray for your home. You will need to use it all over your house for it to work correctly.

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August 18, 20170 found this helpful

Put boric acid where you have seen them. You can also use a pyrethrin based pesticide to kill the adults

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