I live in PHX, AZ where ticks are a major problem. Well, the past week or so our weather has warmed to 90 degress plus and I found a couple of ticks on my dogs. I went to the vet and they gave me "Frontline" which is good for a month when applied. But they suggested having my yard treated by an exterminater. I was wondering if there is a product ( non-poisonous) somewhere where I can kill ticks without harming other animals sich as birds, lizzards, cats, etc. My dogs have been vaccinated for lyme disease, but still worry about tick fever and skin problems associated with tick bites. I haven't had a tick problem for 15yrs, but when I got Grace, she was froma B.Y.B. and when I first saw her she was all wet which was unusual. They said they just gave her a bath. When I saw the parents, I saw what I thought were ticks. The B.Y.B were trying to wash them away from the pups. They also told me she was 6 wks old where in fact she was only 4 wks.They only wanted the quick money. I saw Grace and couldn't leave her behind to those scumb bags.But anyway, that's how my tick problem came about. The eggs hatched that were on Grace and now I have a minor problem with them. I only want to use poison as a last alternative. If anyone has any solutions, it will be greatly appreciated.