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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 08:18 AM

The ticks in my yard are worse than ever. We've been spending a lot more time outside and as fall comes along it is just going to get to be more and more. I can't walk through the back yard with out getting a few ticks on me. And they are the tiny little ticks.

Has anyone here ever treated you yard for ticks? Looks like most the products I found just by looking at Lowe's website kill almost all bugs. That may or may not be a good thing, but if it kills the grubs and helps the mole problem all at once I would be happy.

I did some surveying in the back yard for some other projects and just the section behind the house is just shy of 0.5 acres.

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 11:22 AM

If not too expensive, spraying would help quite a bit. But do follow cautionary instructions, as the little ones could be exposed to the poinson too! But then I know you would be an extra careful dad anyway. Ticks are bad everywhere it seems this year. And yes, I'd spray according to grubs, as then it'll get them and the ticks!

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 11:45 AM

From what I've been told Guinea hens are about the best thing out there for controlling ticks. I guess chickens and ducks do a pretty good job also. Around here keeping the grass mowed short in the yard really helps.

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 06:25 PM

I put out cheap granular insecticide from wally world six times per spring/summer. It really helps keep ticks off us and ticks and fleas off the dogs.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 05:08 AM

From what I've been told Guinea hens are about the best thing out there for controlling ticks. .



Yes,I have heard that too.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 05:19 AM

Being in the city, I don't have that problem as yet. My neighbors wouldn't appreciate the Guinea hens.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 05:29 AM

I'll tell you,those ticks were thick everywhere . I've never seen so many as I did this year.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 06:42 AM

You can say that again Maynard, absolutely horrific.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 10:06 AM

For some reason it seemed the season was twice as long as normal also. I wish I could teach my purple martins to eat ticks.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 05:43 PM

When I had a dog, I used to use Dursban granules/flakes/whatever they were...... they worked good, so it's probably not available anymore!

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 06:40 PM

When I had a dog, I used to use Dursban granules/flakes/whatever they were...... they worked good, so it's probably not available anymore!



Yes that happens a lot,when something works good ,they take it off the market.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Chickens=no ticks...

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 10:08 PM

This past year wasn't too bad for us with ticks. Last two years before though were TERRIBLE!!!!!!

We selectively sprayed the yard a few times, but as stated, most of the insecticides kill all the good bugs too, so we try not to use them. Guinea hens are the ticket, but come with Havent tried them myself.

We just got tick collars for the dogs and kids......

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 06:51 AM

Whats the big deal about ticks, they dont eat much, :D

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 10:15 AM

I treated the part of the back yard that we frequent the most with some spectracide granules from lowes. It really helped with the ticks, I also got a new broadcast spreader.




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