We moved to a home that had been vacant for over 10 years, on a 2.5 acre lot, surrounded by woods in south Arkansas. Since the move less than two months ago, our small dogs have each had several ticks and the other day, I was bitten by a tick. I'm 7 months pregnant which made this a little scarier for me, not to mention that ticks just gross me out!!! While on the phone with the doctor the next morning, I saw a tick jump on my 2 year old's head! Ewwwww and AAAHHH! Horrified and concerned with the potential spreading of disease, I called pest control to have them come out and spray the yard for ticks. They said the ground was wet and with the expected rain, they would have to call me back in a few days when the ground was dry... The following day, I found another tick in my hair after walking from my carport the front door.. flipped out a little.. Decided to listen to what my mother and everyone online was saying- get some guineas! We located 7 and by the following afternoon (yesterday), our new coop, gear, and guineas were on our lawn.. waiting for the day they could start devouring ticks- a week from now. I left the house for an hour this morning and returned to find that the exterminator had come and sprayed my yard! I am so upset. They were suppose to call me to schedule before showing up. Of course, he said that he avoided the coop and everything would be find once it dries..blah blah. I'm really concerned about letting the guineas out to free range after a week. I am completely new to this and open to all suggestions of how long to wait, or what I should do. I am so excited about these little guineas and would hate for something to happen to them.