This isn't necessarily about chicken pests- just pests in general. I'm needing good ideas to naturally get rid of or deter ticks. No frontline or anything like that as we are all pesticide free. Do guineas really work at getting tick population down? I've tried feeding my dogs brewers yeast and while the ticks don't want to bite them as much, they still ride them up to the house and then jump off and crawl all over us Anything we use has to be safe for small children to be exposed to. Help!