Keep you and your pets happy with the least-toxic flea and tick control methods, including preventive maintenance, tackling ticks, light traps, how to remove a tick, a fowl approach and a new generation of pesticides.
Dirt devil vacuum.
COURTESY DIRT DEVIL
There's no need to use pesticide-infused potions on your pooch. A good soak in mild soap and water will leave Fido flea-free.
PHOTO: TERRY WILD STUDIOS
You'll be glad to have guineas around the homestead. Besides their love of grasshoppers and other pests, they also have an enormous taste for ticks.