We all know that this is tick season...and we hate it. We live next to a field where the ticks seem to run rampant. Therefore, we have used a spreadable insect killer at the edge of this field to repel them as much as possible. While that cured and did it's thing, the pugs went potty out the other door. And, as a good pug-mommy, our pugs get a dose of Frontline every month. The Frontline doesn't keep the ticks from hitching a ride on the pugs, so they still carry them inside. But, the little blood-suckers tend to hop onto us...as we don't get a dose of Frontline. So far, we have found at least 4 of them. How can we keep these pests from latching onto us? Is there some kind of "human Frontline" out there? Help....I'm desperately afraid of not finding one soon enough and it founds a nice feeding spot.
When I die, I want to be reincarnated as my pug.
I'm sorry to hear that. I do not know of anything for us humans but I did read that the ticks were supposed to be more brutal this year than in the past few. Sigh.
Star ~ Mom to Phoebe the Pug and the feisty felines, Garbo & Jubei
"Owning a dog is slightly less expensive than being addicted to crack.”
― Jen Lancaster
They are out pretty bad this year. I think so far for the year I have found like 7 or 8 on Spud and 4 or 5 on me. None have latched on and I am glad he is on tick treatment. Every time we come from the woods I check myself and Spud really well.
You will feel them before they latch on. They look for hair, so they typically have further distances to travel before they latch on to people. I have one found one, but they do freak me out!!!
Marci - pugmom to Lola, Bella, Hank & BIG brother Odin the English Mastiff.
We have ticks here too, and all you can do is check the pugs after being outside. My pugs sleep with me so I have to check them ,occasionally they have brought a tick into the bed.
Susan, mom to Scruffy, Bo and Maggie Mae
A Girl's Best Friend is her Pug.