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I don't live in FL, so I can't answer what I'd if I lived there. I do visit with my dog during some less warm months, but usually in the gulf and where we go I haven't noticed a whole lot of mosquitos. i would just like to put a word of caution re. tick collars that contain MAOIs (most do) - you should avoid them if at all possible.
Also, without wanting to sound as a knowitall - VERY few things repel ticks and those substances are banned for the most part, or have very short half life - the common "preventatives" actually kill ticks either before or after they bite your dog. It takes between 36-48hrs following a bite for a tick to transmit Lyme, about 12hrs for some other diseases so as long as the tick is killed by then the "preventative" has worked.
lufenuron (the other ingredient of Sentinel) has not been found to have any effect on ticks in the dosage given in Sentinel...EVen at much higher doses it did not kill ticks, which is what you want with a tick product. There were some studies done by the NIH on possibility that Luferon helps paralyze ticks, but it seems that study failed to prove anything.
Last edited by CITIgolden; 04-28-2013 at 08:57 PM.