We are in CT, are just fine with the Frontline we use on the dogs while at home and on our trail hikes, etc. But where my son is now in residence seems to be tick heaven. I don't want to keep Brodie away from the weekend visits because they are just SO beneficial, but the ticks creep me out. The last two weekends I have found a dead tick on him after each visit. At home, we have cleared the edges of our property, we mulch, remove ALL leaves in the fall (neighbors think we are nuts as we do have a large piece of property) and treat the perimeter 2 - 3 times per season with a flower based application. Aside from wrapping us both up in saran wrap, is there something I can put on Brodie like a collar while he has Frontline on? I do have cats, so have to be careful with medications since some can't be used with cats. Or is the Frontline working since they are dead? I think in all our years with dogs, even when camping, we have only found 1 - 2 ticks on our dogs. When we walk, we NEVER let them off the pavement to roam, we are quite careful with them and it's all been good until now.