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Many also know that I have a lot of dogs to deal with. Also being in the field almost daily the better part of tick season. So we do things a bit differently. At least it will give you some ideas of other options.
A lot of new stuff out there now. When I still used products labeled for dogs. Like the ones posted so far. I had good success with Bio-Spot. Since we pretty much have to do it twice a month regardless of product. Sometimes more even depending on weather, and such. This also had a better price breakdown.
I tossed all that stuff away. Most of them all contain permethrin. The better ones will have as much as 45% So I buy it by the quart normally at pestmall. com.
This gives me a multiude of uses. One the dogs like all topicals down the back. Most of mine 40-60lbs. So they 3ccs down the back. For those with sensitive skin I draw up 1 cc of mineral oil with it. Shake good and apply. Now as a topical spray for both my clothes, and touch up to dogs as needed. Bad fly days, etc. I mix 1 ounces per gallon then into sprayers. This is just on clothes. Still not supposed to get on skin. Then in a garden sprayer. I put 2 ounces per gallon. I use this in hard to reach spot for the next thing. Then in spots around the basement. I even spray the carpet in my boat. You would be surprised how much this helps.
Now here is some good redneck ingenuity. I then put 10-12 ounces in a 5 gallon bucket. Fire up my pressure washer Drop in the soap line. Then dust my entire 4 acres. Can do the whole thing in about an hour. The spray will get 30-40ft in the trees. Keeps all the bugs down to a low roar all summer.
Citronella seems to work to some degree. Could add it to anything above as well. I barely can stand the candles and torches anymore. At one time used the bio spot for horses. It has citronella in it as well. For 2-3 days after putting it on. Had to keep the slider in truck closed at all time. Even then the smell would about gag you out.
There are of goofy things out there with big claims. New stuff all the time. Some of it may work, some of it may not. 1 thing you better be real clear on. You are playing roulette with your dogs life. Many vets have said the almost all dogs in WI can test positive for lymes. Most will only ever be carriers of it. Some will get the disease. Makes one even more confused. Anaplasmosis scares me even more than lymes!!
Along the same lines is this. Dont forget the heart wormer!!! Needs to be monthly as well!! Options for that as well for another thread perhaps.