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#92480 - 04/26/07 12:38 AM Re: Ticks in family car, removal suggestions? [Re: AROTC]
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
Originally Posted By: AROTC
Ask your vet (or a vet if you don't have any animals) about Frontline in a spray bottle. It'll be expensive, but it kills ticks better then just about anything else. You might ask your vet for advice, but that's what I would suggest.


is this Frontline drug dangerous on contact with human skin?

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#92499 - 04/26/07 02:54 AM Re: Ticks in family car, removal suggestions? [Re: picard120]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
From http://frontline.us.merial.com/products/sub7_spray.asp :

"As with any flea control product, wash your hands and exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water after use."

No, I've never understood that, either, unless lifespan makes the difference.

Sue

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#92512 - 04/26/07 04:19 AM Re: Ticks in family car, removal suggestions? [Re: Susan]
justin2006 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 27
Loc: New Mexico
When Frontline first came out (many many years ago), my vet was very enthusiastic about the product - I remember him distinctly saying how safe it was, and how you could rub all over your body, even wash your hands in it, without risk.

I've never rubbed it all over my body or washed my hands with it, but I have used it on my dogs for years, and it works great. Better than great. It's a great product.

Justin

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#92520 - 04/26/07 05:12 AM Re: Ticks in family car, removal suggestions? [Re: Susan]
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
The dangerous dose on a fully grown human, no matter how large or small, for most chemicals is a LOT higher than it is for an infant who's nervous system is still expanding, has maybe a cup of bone marrow, and has kidneys the size of my thumbs.

Odds are the stuff oxidizes pretty quickly. But if you read the warning on most insect repellents for humans, they say not get them IN you, say hands -> food -> belly. Heck, flea collars say "not for human use".
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