Ticks are drawn to dogs. I know that. It is difficult to believe, however, that no truly effective remedy exists. Frontline and Advantix do some good, but they over rate their effectiveness and are by no means fool proof. Treating the yard also helps, but unless you keep your dog cooped up and never go for walks or out into the world for other reasons ticks are still a potential problem. I do all I can to combat ticks (use monthly products, fumigate the yard, fumigate the house), but from time to time they still appear. What are your remedies...or is this just a cost of doing business when you own a dog?