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Died after 2 weeks, but did nothing in the first place.
8 June 2018
So, I bought this, because this year there has been an enormous amount of ticks lurking about, even for the area where we live, which is heavily wooded. I would use citronella spray on my dog, and a flea/tick collar (not to mention the tablets, but those only work if the tick would actually bite her), but would still find a tick crawling on her here and there. Devastated, I researched what else I could do to deter the ticks to try and make a lunch out of my dog, and I came across this product.
The reviews were mixed, so I went to find some more information elsewhere. I found a fair amount of articles and reviews that were raving about this little device, so I decided to buy it. What a waste of money.
First of all, the very first day I attached this thing on my dog's collar, I saw a tick crawling on her. So, despite the fact that I was using several things to protect her, the ticks seemed to have taken a page from Clark Gable's book, and frankly didn't give a damn.
On the next few subsequent walks, I would regularly have to take ticks off her, even near the device itself. It was like it wasn't even doing anything, but at least now I could say I tried just about every trick in the book.
This, however, would still not make me write a bad review, as I hate doing that, and don't, if I can find at least one good thing to say about a product. I mean, it seemed to have worked for other people, so I reasoned that maybe we just have some sort of strange mutant ticks, that huff repellent like glue, and just don't care what you throw at them.
What made me write this review, is that after 2 weeks the device simply stopped working. Well, it's not like it did much in the first place, you might say, but I would expect that it would at least last 6 months before it goes. If you're selling me snake oil, at least sell me a full bottle.
Not to mention, that I read the instructions on the box, and made sure to use it properly, and to take it off her collar whenever we came back from a walk, and (even though it says that it can take humidity just fine, but is not water-proof) would not let her near any sort of water while wearing it.
In short, this product is not worth the money. Not by a long shot. It's also not exactly cheap either, so you'd probably be better off spending it on a nice toy or treat for your poochie, than waste it on this. I sure wish I did.