We are having a terrible time with ticks in Texas. My vet told me that they are killing cattle just 20 miles down the road from me.
He suggested soaking my hunting clothes in a permethrin solution and then letting them hang dry.
Solution he suggested is as follows:
1. Buy Tengard or Permethrin Pro or any other brand of permethrin that lists 30% to 33% Permethrin concentrate.
2. Mix a solution using 1 oz. of 33% Permethrin concentrate to 1 gallon of water. (2oz. Permethrin with 2 gallons of water, etc)
3. Soak clothes until clothes are completely saturated.
4. Wring out by hand and hang dry on clothes line (do not dry in dryer)
He also suggested giving my dogs a final rinse with a Permethrin solution after I have shampood and rinsed them with plain water. Final rinse should be 1/4 oz. Permethrin in 1 gallon of water. He said to work the final rinse into their fur with my hand. After final rinse with Permethrin solution just towel dry the dog and do not use a hair dryer.
Last edited by bluesea112; 05-21-2009 at 06:54 AM..