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Re: Deer ticks
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Good Info Guys...

I got bit up in Cook, MN in 2015 and ended up with Lyme Disease pretty bad. Still messed up pretty bad these days. Wish I would have known about Permethrin back then...

I give my Dog Nexgard once a month for ticks. Its a treat taken orally. Its better than the pesticide stuff you put on their back fur in my case because I have little kids in the house that are always hugging and touching the dog and I dont want that nasty stuff on the kids.

Only downside is that the tick actually needs to bite the dog before it gets the Nexgard stuff to kill the tick, so that is a major downside!

Now I spray the dogs bed and kennel with Permethrin and also the truck seats and floor where the dog stays while driving to and from hunting and cabin. I also spray my boots and clothes.

Good Luck guys.

Posted on: 3/27 11:12:03
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Re: Deer ticks
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Quote:

crestlinerman wrote:
What do you all use on your dogs? Frontline?


I started using a new product called Bravecto last year and again this year. Great stuff. Oral and only every 3 months.
It's $50 a pop but the pooch gets far less ticks than anything else. I guess it has a "repellant" quality too.
No sticky mess on her shoulders and doesn't wash off.
I won't use anything else.

Posted on: 3/27 13:20:08
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Re: Deer ticks
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I started using Permethrin a few years ago and never looked back.

As long as I have on clothes that I sprayed with it, I have never had a tick. It's good for a few washings too but I reapply a few times in spring anyhow.
My wife got bit last summer(wearing clothes she didn't have spray on) and got Lymes. She was sick as a dog for months and went thru the whole antibiotic cycles. Even had heart problems for while. She's been cleared now but I still some signs, like fatigue.
Tip: I buy permethrin in a concentrate and then dilute it myself to spray. MUCH cheaper!

Won't step foot in the woods/grass without it.

Posted on: 3/27 13:25:06
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Re: Deer ticks
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haleysgold,

Strongest concentrate that I can finds is 38.5%

Did you find stronger?

Thanks,

tweed

Posted on: 3/27 13:41:08
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Re: Deer ticks
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haleysgold,

Strongest concentrate that I can finds is 38.5%

Did you find stronger?

Thanks,

tweed

Posted on: 3/27 13:47:00
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Re: Deer ticks
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That's even stronger than the stuff I found.
If I remember, it was only like 15%.
1 Quart mixed with 266 gallons of water goes a long ways...even farther then with the stuff you found.

Most of the premixed ones I found were around .05% so it doesn't take much.

Posted on: 3/27 13:49:36
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Re: Deer ticks
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Thanks for your quick reply !

I didn't realize the concentrate went that far !

Thanks again.

tweed

Posted on: 3/27 14:07:13
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Re: Deer ticks
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The stuff works that's for sure.
I watched a tick crawl up my pants leg while I was Turkey hunting a few years ago.
It got to my knee and stopped.
When I touched it, it fell off onto the ground.
It was dead.
I suppose some would say it's toxic but after watching the wife go thru hell last summer...I'll take my chances with it to avoid getting Lymes.

I do spray a little on the dog if we are going to outside in the weeds. Mainly legs and under belly/neck. It keeps them off her and stops them from hitching a ride into the house. I know, some say it's not good for them or us when we pet her.
I guess that's a personal choice and the lesser of 2 evils.
What do ya do....

Posted on: 3/27 14:50:26
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Re: Deer ticks
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Just be careful with the ultra concentrated stuff you can buy online. The dilution ratio has to be precise otherwise it can be pretty poisonous. Good to buy the concentrate just be careful!

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