Tick control 1 week old sheep

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Hello
We live in southern missouri and have ticks issues! Some ticks were on our ewes manually removed but also just saw some on lamb. In past have used pyrethrin spray for flys but didn't want to apply anything since we have young babies. Can 5% pyrethrin be applied??
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It is safe to just spray or should I put on a rag and apply! So nervous for the little one. Ps she is 1 week old.so info said to wait for 3 months.
 

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So grateful that we don't have ticks on the sheep. Poor lambs! I haven't had to deal with that. I had guineas for tick control, but my dogs went on a stupid streak and killed all but two, I gave those away. I highly recommend guineas for tick control. Just get plenty of them, everything wants a guinea supper. LOL
 

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Not many ticks but I think more are coming! The dogs around here (not mine) are covering in ticks!!! I was thinking of even putting a little bandana on the lamb with some repellent on it....was also wondering if you could use tick collars like you do for dogs and cats?
 

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So grateful that we don't have ticks on the sheep. Poor lambs! I haven't had to deal with that. I had guineas for tick control, but my dogs went on a stupid streak and killed all but two, I gave those away. I highly recommend guineas for tick control. Just get plenty of them, everything wants a guinea supper. LOL
I have 4 pits that will eat any bird unfortunately!!
 

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The pour on Ivermectin is supposed to protect for several months.

Just remembered, Ivermectin is harder to come by due to Covid isn't it? I have 2 bottles in the laundry room because I don't use it often. Ordered another just before it got popular to drink as Covid cure.
 

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I use permethrin concentrate diluted like you do. Spray feet, in between toes, bellies, and heads daily. Just keep the permethrin away from cats. I HATE ticks.
I'm not a sicko, but after getting bitten so much (actually painfull!!!!!), it's satisfying to watch a tick die after being sprayed instead of them biting my animals. Those are some creepy parasites.
 
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