August 16, 2010 10:06 AM Subscribe
Brown Dog Ticks: Disgusting and everywhere.
posted by anonymous to home & garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Our house has a ridiculous infestation of Brown Dog Ticks -- not disease-spreading, but disgusting and awful. We have had an exterminator come six times in the past two months. On Friday, they came and gassed the house, but we have seen numerous living ticks everyday since then.
We have two dogs that wear tick/flea collars, use frontline, and have regular baths. Getting rid of the dogs is not an option. They go out in the yard (which has been treated every time that the exterminator comes), but we have restricted their access to other locations while we deal with this problem.
We have a baby in the house, so we are not happy about continuing to use toxic chemicals in the house, but we can't be overrun with these horrible little parasites, either.
Has anyone dealt with this successfully? We've had small issues in the past that were easily eradicated, but this is several orders of magnitude worse. We are in southeast Texas if that matters.