Treating Ticks Turns Tougher: Ticks Becoming Resistant to Treatment

As the fleeting days of summer tic-toc away, the ticks in the yard keep biting all day.

While browsing the YouTube feed for the University of Florida Entomology page, we noticed a web clip about how some ticks are becoming resistant to certain kinds of tick medicine that their owners use. Click below towatch the YouTube video.

Our office has experienced flash floods of calls from concerned pet owners asking us why the ticks are so bad this year. We’ve heard people say things like, “I’ve never had trouble with ticks before and now I suddenly have major issues.”

Well, this resistance to tick medicine may be part of the reason the ticks seem so bad.

Another reason may be the acorn crop of a couple years ago, like we discussed in our other blog: How Acorns are Contributing to More Ticks This Year.

We offer an outside tick treatment for the foundation of the home and the yard. If you’re interested in hearing more about how we may be able to help curb your tick problem, please call our office at 615.217.7284. Or, you could always send us a direct message on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheBugManTN.

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