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E. Vinje

Hi Geri –

Met52 is no longer available. My understanding is that the product was too expensive to produce. As for controlling ticks without harming your chipmunks I recommend the following:

• Keep grassy and weedy areas trimmed and remove wood piles to reduce harborage for tick hosts.
• When entering infested areas, wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers with tight-fitting cuffs.
• Wear light-colored clothing. Ticks are easier to see on a light background.
• If the above methods are insufficient, use the Herbal Pet Collar or one of our other least-toxic products to protect dogs and cats.
• For a quick knockdown, apply Safer Mosquito & Tick Killer to areas where pests may be hiding (product breaks down in 7-10 days).

Tip: Frequent inspection and removal reduces the risk of disease transmission.