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Old 05-27-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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What do you use to control ticks in the garden? here in NC we had sucha mild winter that the fleas and ticks are horrible and the whole family has at least 2 or 3 every day we are outside. so what do you use to control these nasty critters/

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Old 05-27-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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Spectracide is supposed to work well.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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also, guinea hens eat ticks but they verrrrrrry noisy
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I was looking at Tomaotes, dog came over and I realized a tick was on her fur. They are all over the place this year. I bought the $10 spray for bugs which does ticks too. I used Spectricide then Ortho. Works great! However the problem is neighbors didnt do it so they find their way over unfortunetly.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:19 AM
 
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You've got to stop doing that... I nearly sprayed my coffee all over the screen!

NoKudzu you have my sympathies. I never found anything to work really well without being too toxic when the season was bad.The zoning precluded those chickens and the few wild turkeys around didn't do much to help. Frequently mowing the lawn, tick checks daily and even twice daily, frequent showers and insect repellent were about all I could do. I left it behind at my old "deer haven" but apparently when one misery is less another steps in. Here it has been chiggers and mosquitoes making being out doors and working in the garden a misery. Benedryl liquid has become my friend.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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so I know chicken eat ticks but do they get them--like in their skin like every other living creature? just a silly thought.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Our great granddaugher was here from Fri until today, mostly at our daughters house, she ended up with 3 ticks. Of course they could almost just be swiped off as they hadn't really gotten into her skin. I have had one, our son in law about 3 and their dogs a couple. Damn warm winter!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Bite me!

Fine, maybe the OP should work on creating more songbird habitat. Is that better?

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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so I know chicken eat ticks but do they get them--like in their skin like every other living creature? just a silly thought.

Short answer, yes, so not silly. They don't always get sick with the same things that make us sick though.

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