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Potentially Toxic Flea/Tick Products for Pets
Yes, if the tick has not attached to the animal yet and is still crawling around then it could easily crawl onto a person who was in contact with his or her animal.
Ticks bite because they need blood to live. It's all they eat.
No. Only the Black Legged (deer) ticks.
Yes, ticks can actively be looking for a blood meal on days as cold as 35º Fahrenheit (1.6 degrees Celsius).
If the ticks are under snow pack or hiding under leaves then the probability is higher.
Deer ticks have a hard time surviving longer than 24 hours inside a house. The Brown dog tick however can survive much longer though.
No. Ticks are not able to fly or jump.
No. Ticks are typically found near the ground or on shrubs no higher than waist height. However if an engorged tick was on a bird and was finished feeding it could possibly fall of a bird who was perched high in a tree.
Experts seem to agree that a tick needs to be attached for at least 24 hours.
Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, Tularemia. The American Dog tick can also cause tick bite paralysis in some but not all pets. According to one (reputable source) a tick must be attached for about 4 days for tick bite paralysis to occur.
Cats can get Lyme Disease. So yes.
Giving your dog a bath or your dog going swimming isn’t going to automatically cause a tick to leave your pet.
Yes. Birds, spiders, and ants. Most of the predators are only generalists though and do not specifically target ticks to make much of an impact on tick populations.
No. Be aware though that (according to tickencounter) ticks do NOT drown easily. And that various stages of deer ticks have been known to survive after being submerged underwater for 2 - 3 days.
This site was created to help guide pet owners who are looking to move away from potentially harmful flea and tick products. My opinion on ticks is that they can be difficult to deter when using only one or two natural means. If you’re going to use natural products against fleas or ticks then it needs to be done using a combination of methods. The combination can include spraying your yard, keeping your grass cut low and picking up clippings, using an herbal collar, spraying your dog before going in or around wooded areas, and possibly applying all natural spot drops.