Ticks may be found anywhere on your dog. They especially favor the neck, in the armpits, in and around the ears and between the toes.
- Avoid brushy, grassy or woody areas, especially in spring and summer. Ticks LOVE warm weather.
- Clear leaves, tall grass, and brush around areas you and your dog enjoy around your house.
- Move anything that attracts deer or rodents…chief carriers of ticks.
- Get a couple of Guinea hens. They LOVE ticks! Two Guinea fowl can clear a couple of acres of land infested with ticks, in a single season.
- Use a topical tick treatment on your dog during the warmer seasons. You won’t need it, if the temperature remains below 32 degrees F.
- It takes roughly 24-48 hours for a tick to transmit bacteria. It’s vital to remove them as soon as you discover them. If you are lucky, you will find them before they begin to burrow in.