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Old 04-20-2016, 07:21 AM
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Hey everyone! We live in a pretty rural area and we have about 2 acres of peppery most of which is woods. There is fencing around about a half acre of it right next to the house but it certainly doesn't stop ticks from coming into the fenced yard. We also live in an area where Lymes is a serious concern. We have a small dog so I know some would recommend using potty pads to avoid ticks, but we are determined to have her potty outside. She has had all her shots including Lymes, and we give her chewable flea and tick prevention, so im mostly concerned about ticks coming off of her and onto us or our furniture. She has come in after going "potty" with ticks almost every time since the weather has started turning warmer. Sometimes even after checking and brushing her she would still have one or two we would find later! It's starting to really get to me. Recently I treated the lawn and I plan on doing it again to control the insect population longer term in my smaller interior yard, and we've been brushing her with a new finer tooth comb, and so far we haven't seen any ticks on her, but it doesn't mean we're not missing any and I can't really tell if this is all working or not...

Long story short: can anyone recommend a quick and effective way to get rid of loose ticks (unattached- not burrowed) from my dog that I can do every time she comes in from the outside "potty" time?
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I use a sticky lint roller! Ticks can get pretty bad around here as well, usually just in the woods or tall grasses so the backyard is usually fine for us, but we do like to go hiking quite a bit.

So before we get in the car, I run a sticky roller over me, my husband, and the dogs.
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That's a fantastic idea, I think I'll try it! Though my dog has longer hair, do you find it works best with shedding dogs?
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That's a fantastic idea, I think I'll try it! Though my dog has longer hair, do you find it works best with shedding dogs?
My dogs are An Aussie and a Border Collie, so it seems to work with long haired dogs which is nice.
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Awesome! Do you ever find ticks in the lint roller?
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