Tick Infestation in Home and on Dogs
jasper (female) left, wally (male) right
I have a bad tick infestation in my home and on my two dogs (German shepherd and Belgian malinois). For awhile I was just picking the ticks off the dogs but now they're all over my home, walking around and climbing the walls and I can't keep up with it.
I am loathe to use poisons in my home or on my dogs, but this problem may be bigger than the neem oil treatment can provide (although I haven't tried it yet so I really don't know). Plus, I have to treat not only my dogs and their bedding but the whole house now, so may need different types of products. I also may need an on-going regimen so that the ticks don't keep cycling back.
I don't live in an area particularly prone to ticks (mountainous area of northern New Mexico), but when I travel I leave my dogs with a friend who lives in a lower elevation along a river, and that's where my dogs picked up the ticks. She also has been experiencing a tick infestation and she is dealing with it using conventional chemical treatment. I would be very happy if I could solve the problem and avoid using these poisons.
Thank you very much,
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