Good googally moogally! I live in Southern VA, and when we started having to pull ticks off the dogs back in December, I knew it was going to be a bumper crop, but holy parasites! Oddly, my two black dogs don't have nearly the problems that my Boxer (fawn) seems to have. Maybe the ticks are attracted to that color, since it's the color of our local herd of deer? The Frontline does not seem to be working this year-does any one have any tips on keeping them off my dogs? Honestly, I have never seen so many ticks in all my days. Even the Happy Jack dog dip ain't doin it this spring.