ME v. The Woods - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
Amanda
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 9,576
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 31 Times in 22 Posts
ME v. The Woods

Okay, I am grossed out. I was just talking about how to treat the area outside as our new home backs up to woods. We are in the process of fencing the dog area in the backyard too (as soon as the board approves it).

Well this morning DH pulls a tick off the back of his head. He doesn't think it bite him but he was only outside in the yard for a few minutes and found it crawling on his head!!! So I am flipping out. I checked the dogs and they seem fine thus far.

SC seems to grow supersized everything! In our old shed there was the largest cockroach I have ever seen- in fact, I bet DH it wasn't one and sure enough, it was... yikes! So I am thinking I am going to need to be very proactive

While I prefer natural treatments and not treating the dogs, I am not sure what to do here. Right before we moved, I put them on revolution again so as of right now they are on that. I am going to talk to the neighbors but the ones who have a dog aren't in the woods like us... Any advice is appreciated!

I will check in later- going to spend time with tickhead and take Dash to Read to Rover!

Dora, Dasher, & Belle's Mommy
www.belledoradasher.blogspot.com

Thinking of adding a Neezer, check out this thread!
ama0722 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 11:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Missy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,746
Submit Photo: 27
Photo Submissions 48 Times in 35 Posts
Oh Amanda I hear you. and we only have normal size bugs. Here is what I have found with my own research

Leslie, and Kimberly use Nematodes:

http://www.fleabuster.com/Products/B...nematodes.html

I chose not to use these because I have a yard service that would kill them since they are living in the earth by the roots

I just got this all natural and we are going to try it when the forecast has no rain for 2 days...

http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/

read through the site it talks about ticks too-- it is a slightly more labor intesive process. But I was impressed with the reviews both on their site and amazon. and that it is used in a lot of parks. I also think garlic repels rodents too.

I will let you know after we apply it.




Missy, Jasper & Cash
Missy is offline  
post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 11:48 AM
Senior Member
 
marb42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,814
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Amanda,
We have to deal with the same thing. Our house backs up to a preserve, and we live in Florida, where bugs are EVERYWHERE all the time! I have opted to have everything sprayed and treated by a pest control company because I felt going natural wouldn't cut it in Florida. I hope you figure out something that works. It's terrible your DH already found a tick on him.
Gina

marb42 is offline  
 
post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 12:21 PM
Total Havanese Groupie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,639
Submit Photo: 7
Photo Submissions 37 Times in 16 Posts
Amanda you make me laugh! Sorry, I can't help it.

We are in tick heaven here, and really I think I'm pretty numb to them now. I think I most likely pick two or three "floaters" off Posh everyday. She is on Frontline, so if they bite they'll die and fall off, but if they are just on her fur for a ride, I will find them when I brush her out. My kids have nightly tick checks, my son has this great head of hair that they love to hide in. We burn them or flush them after finding them. Really they're not such a big deal. The chickens love eating them! It's a real treat. Yep, it's gross to imagine something "feeding" off of us and/or our dogs but it's really how you react. Burn those little suckers! It's kind of fun in a sick way.
Posh's Mom is offline  
post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 01:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Jill in Mich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,365
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 12 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ama0722 View Post
I will check in later- going to spend time with tickhead and take Dash to Read to Rover!
I'm sorry Amanda, but

I think Amy has the perfect solution....you need to get you some chickens!

Jill - Tess & Cody's mom
Jill in Mich is offline  
post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 01:57 PM
and Murphy & Gracie too!
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 6,989
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 22 Times in 21 Posts
Tickhead!!!

I think he deserves a trip to Dairy Queen tonight!

Ann-Scooter, Murphy, & Gracie's Mom
Scooter's Family is offline  
post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 02:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Missy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,746
Submit Photo: 27
Photo Submissions 48 Times in 35 Posts
tickhead is better than tickbed!!! last year we were trying to fall asleep and DH jumped out of bed and turned on the light--- nope nothing there...30 mintues later...jumps out again....this time there is a big ole dog tick crawling along our pretty white sheets. Needless to say, I kept feeling imaginary things crawling on me the rest of the night.

I never find a tick on Cash and I look pretty hard since he is black. Jas picks up the floaters as Amy calls them and that is how we think it got in the bed... we do nightly checks after that.




Missy, Jasper & Cash
Missy is offline  
post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 02:33 PM
Biscuit's mom
 
Amy R.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 2,518
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 7 Times in 5 Posts
I have no helpful advice, Amanda, but~~hating large bugs and ticks~~I can feel your disgust. We have tons of ticks here in Nor-Cal and lots of deer that carry them, the Lyme disease carriers, but so far I've only ever found 1 dead tick on Biscuit. But I keep my eyes open. Never seen a flea on my dogs either. Well, good luck!!



HAV A GREAT DAY ! ~~AMY & BISCUIT~~
and HEATH-Y, TOO !
Amy R. is offline  
post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 02:35 PM
Senior Member
 
trueblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cajun Country
Posts: 2,876
Submit Photo: 23
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Posh's Mom View Post
It's kind of fun in a sick way.
And that made me laugh! I hate caterpillars (we have those big buckmoth things that sting), so whenever I see them, I find an anthill to poke a hole in and put the caterpillar right in the middle of the mad little ants.

Missy, let me know how that mosquito barrier works or if it smells up the joint like garlic...

Kim, Santos & Brew
trueblue is offline  
post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 03:03 PM
My Dogs Mom
 
mellowbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlsbad, Ca
Posts: 3,476
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 13 Times in 11 Posts
And I was worried about coyotes and hawks! Geesh, I would hate those buggy things too. You could just move back here to the city!
What ever happened to the "good old days" when we didn't have these dog concerns? Dogs just played outside and there wasn't any paranoia. I think I remember those days but then again I lived in the city without the wildlife all around.
Give tickhead belly rubs for me!
xxoox

Carole
Vinny, Lulu, Gabby and Richie too!


Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
mellowbo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome