Saturday, September 19, 2009

Insect Phobia At It's Worst!

I can't stress enough how much I HATE BUGS!

Since moving to Florida and into the home of my in-laws, I've had to overcome the fact that I'm going to be living with two very large dogs. I don't even know what kinds of dogs they are, but they're huge. They've gotta be part horse or something. These dogs bark constantly, they jump on me as if they're only 5 pounds and they stick their gross wet noses all over me. Yuck! The worst part...THEY HAVE TICKS.

These tiny little critters are everywhere. My mother-in-law said she found them in her bed. I found them in the kitchen, the car seat (ahhh!), Jason's clean baby bottles, and my bedroom floors (even though we do everything we can to keep the dogs out of my room).

These ticks have been a noticeable problem for about two weeks now and its only getting worse. We brought the dogs to the vet and put them on Frontline. So far, I don't see any ticks on the dogs, but I still see them all over the house! What the heck!?!?!

Is this normal? Will they eventually die off if we keep using Frontline on the dogs? Has anyone had tick-killing success stories?

Please Help!

*ps: I'm not trying to diss my in-laws or anything. I love them, and I know they are stressed about the bugs too. I just seem overly stressed about it because I'm a big wuss when it comes to bugs!


  1. Omg are you serious? whoa thats not safe for baby jason. The only way that i know how to kill them is if you use a smoke form spray or call pest control if its that bad. Like everything, they do mate so more will thrive. The chemicals of course is bad for everyone worse on infants of course so you guys will not be able to stay in the house for a day. (using the spray method) I have never experience having ticks in the house but i do remembered my husband buying a puppy once that had ticks. But i say, since they seem to be house dogs, you guys might have to call pest control since who knows where they hide. Not only for your own safety but for baby. Are the dogs like scoopy doo dogs?

  2. ticks are very bad for jason to be around. pest control would be the best way. and to keep an eye on the dogs too. ticks, mites, and fleas are the worst! my dog had mites and good thing we got it controlled in the early stages and they're not contagious to humans. however, the process sucked of getting my dog treated. however since your dogs are treated just make sure that they don't get the ticks back since they're still in their healing process. however those bugs will most likely spread fast and that's really the only way to get rid of them. hope everything gets under control. i'm sure that's very stressful. hang in there hun i'm sure you guys will be able to get rid of them in no time.