After a stalk this morning myself, and more importantly my dog were lifting with ticks. They have been pretty bad this year but I picked several off him crawling in his fur. Then started counting. Then lost count around about 160. (So I reckon he picked up more than 200 on a 3 and a half hour stalk.) None were dug in so I am assuming he picked them up during the stalk.
He he also had around 30 or 40 dug in which I extracted. The last time I checked him was Sunday night.
Its not unusual to pick around 20 - 30 off him after a couple of days stalking but this morning was exceptional.
I can deal with ticks on myself but it really galls me to see the blood sucking little ****s covering my dog like that. I treat him every 4 weeks with frontline so when I pull ticks off him that are dug in the majority are dead, just the recently attached ones need finishing off.
So my question is, is there a spray or anything available that I can use as well as the frontline to apply after a stalk like this mornings when he is covered in them that will kill them in his fur? Obviously if I am picking that many off I am wondering how many I have left behind.
At present my only options are to take him and deal with the ticks later or not stalk with him during the summer which I really want to avoid.