Sorry! I have a small wooded area at the end of my yard, but so far, in 14 yrs NO fleas or ticks. I would start a flea comb whenever I got back from a walk. The flea comb will, of course, get any tick. Glad there are no fleas. I had a tick investation in my house;years ago, that took 3 years to clear. (had to lie and tell the exterminator that I saw a 'seed tick' so that I didn't have to pay again) We had a 30 day guarantee. Don't ever want to go there again. Maybe there are some 'natural' remedies out there.