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Ticks do not respond to the same control mechanisms as fleas. They are much tougher to kill. So many of the topical flea and tick control products incorporate an older chemical that is TOXIC to CATS. Frontline kills ticks, but it takes 3 days to kill them, during which time an infection like Lyme Disease, or Erlichia, is going to be transmitted. We like the Preventic collar, which paralyses the tick’s mouth parts, so that the tick cannot even bite into the pet.
In the GRAPHIC department, want to see how a tick’s mouthparts embed into your skin? The rachet like jaws dig in deeper and deeper. This is why it can be so hard to remove them. Watch here: