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Old 06-11-2007, 09:13 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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SunnyKayak and everyone, what are your strategies for keeping ticks off dogs? We use the regular products like Advantage, but we don't have ticks where we live now. We also have sighthounds, who are too sensitive for some of the bigtime treatments.

There are always trade-offs, I know! But our dogs are so important to us.

Janis recomindation sounds like a good option and I use frontline collars from petmeds.com
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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Default snakes

southport here- any area that is near water/marsh/estuariers you will find wild life as well- they were remember here first- not many people that I have met like or love snakes- but there are some things that you can do to prevent them from being a problem- let me know if I can help you- NC is beautiful and dont let the big "S" scare you away!! its better than rude people!!

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Old 07-27-2007, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
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OMG I have wanted to relocate to NC for years now.. and reading this is freaking me right out!
I hate bugs, snakes, anything of the like... yikes!
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:13 AM
 
Location: In a house
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This "IS" the South. It's beautiful and green...the animals love it too. If a person wants to move where the animals are they must learn to live with them. Not saying you should have them in your yards but as the above poster said, they were here first! As a rule, snakes don't like activity and will avoid it. They just want to live out their lives doing what they know how to do--survive! And do some researching--there are many ways to keep them basically out of your yard!! Personally, I find the two legged animals much more frightening!!
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Well, I do live with bears, moose and deer... haha
For some reason I can stomach all of those much better than snakes and bugs.. I hate bugs. When I see one, I just Yell.. 'BUG" and make my BF get rid of it! haha
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:33 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I'll bet the bugs and snakes feel about the same way towards us!!
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Ooohh... good point Very true! haha

I guess I'd just have to get used to it.. but if I see a ****-roach I am outta there!! lol
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
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haha it bleeped that out! oops..
cockroach.. does that work?
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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not to freak you out but you might want to check out this thread
Agh! Just saw one of those cow killers

you got to keep in mind that all the people who do live here without fear of critters like these we would have a rodent problem with rats and nutria, and insects help feed the beautiful birds and other critters.

When I ride my motor bike I have to do one of two things put a shield on or keep my mouth shut
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Default Snakes?

I think this is a hilarious discussion. I've seen snakes everywhere I've lived. I didn't know that there was anywhere you could get away from them (unless you're in the middle of a large asphalt jungle). I saw a rattler near Asheville, and my family sees a lot of snakes in the coastal region of NC. Most things don't bother me, but I don't like flying roaches or ticks. I certainly wouldn't make a decision based on the bugs/snakes.
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