YUK! They are everywhere. Apparantly when the dry season ends and the rainy season begins garrapatas (ticks) come out in record numbers. I have never seen so many ticks in one place. We have treated the animals with everything available and they still are crawling off the dogs and onto the furniture/floor. Our cats have actually picked them up as well and they never go outside. We have sprayed and fumigated until we are blue in the face and they still keep coming.
After much investigation we have found someone that specializes in garrapatas removal that is coming in with some kind of special spray. Hopefully this will do the trick.
We have never had a tick problem like this anywhere in the states or in Costa Rica. Our neighbors brought in a bunch of cows a few months ago and we have to believe that they are contributing to the problem but we can’t spray them.
I’m telling you that frontline, advantex, ivomectrin nothing is working so far so we are praying that the special garrapata guy can do the trick.
You can’t buy the stuff off the counter here that you can in the states. Everything is very mild and watered down as you have to have special permits to bring in poison and apparantly not many people have those permits. If you could these would have been gone a long time ago.
I’ll let you know if we are able to cure this problem with the special guy coming in on Wednesday. Hopefully we will see immediate results