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I hear it's going to be a bad year for Tick infestation, what do you use? I use Vectra for my Lab, and Repel for me. I have read Permethrin is a better repellant for use on clothes only. Input would be appreciated. I had three of the little buggers (pun) on me, and found one on the Dog dead, (the Tick, not the Dog)) and it's only April.
 

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Permethrin on clothes for sure. Works as in Arkansas in Spring & Summer when have more ticks than a Watch Shop.

In the past bug juice that was close to 100% DEET on skin but I've heard about bad long term effects on humans so I don't use it too much anymore.
 

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That's interesting. The Vectra generally kills the Ticks when they bite the Dog but, of course, it's not 100%.
 

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When I'm out somewhere where I can get away with less than 'socially acceptable' dress (out in the woods, on a construction site, etc), I wear boots with dog flea/tick collars around the ankles. It's not perfect, but it helps.



I've had people tell me it's a bad idea and even that it's dangerous to my health. That earns a 'yawn' imo; but to each his own opinion.
 

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The Permethrin was a winner. I did boots, socks, pants, and vest. Good stuff. Say's it's good for up to six washings.
 
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