No Pets, Lots of Ticks.
March 18, 2008 2:39 PM Subscribe
My backyard (all concrete) has become infested with ticks and whatever the exterminator is using is worthless.
posted by IronLizard to Home & Garden (15 answers total)
I haven't had a dog or any pets back there in months. The landlord finally called out the pest control service they use (been here twice so far) but their spray has only made a small dent in the population and it's rebounded with a vengeance.
I think the big problem here is the fact that new siding was put on three months ago and it gave them all a nice new home inside of my walls. They're now starting to make it inside en masse. The poison spray I'm using inside ( methoprene .01% permethrin .28%) did a great job at first, but as it warms up outside they seem to either become more immune or just live longer through it. How do I get rid of these bastards for good inside and out (or at least until my lease is up) ? I don't have pets anymore and no kids here this week, so I'm willing to use anything short of nuclear waste or torching the place.