Hi Jules. I am sorry about this, but maybe they are not ticks. I don't think ticks would make the plopping sound you heard when you put them into the pot. Place them into a Ziploc bag and seal it.
First, do you treat your cat with Frontline or a similar product? I don't think it is too likely ticks would be crawling on the window sill. Do you have a magnifying glass? I suggest getting one or better yet a photographer's loupe. This is a magnifying glass that you could place over the bug so you don't have to worry about where it is going while you are looking at it. Get a good look at it so you can identify it. Look at photos of ticks and/or beetles. Ticks have definite mouthparts. Look at the coloring of the bug and do some research to determine what it may be.
You could always take the bugs to a lawn/garden shop. They may be able to help you identify them.
Try not to worry okay? See what you can find out and let us know.
I have a jewlers glass, so have been up close and personnel now about an hour.
It has one body section.
a shell which resembles that of a crab.
the top part is black then 1/3rd way down the back it stops and continues in the centre down the back in 3 squares the surroundung 2/3rds are a tan colour
the edges of teh back shell are like a crab with little marking s round teh edges, reminds me of a home made pies thumb prints edge.
i cant find a head.
But at one point i thought i saw something similar to what comes out of a Mosquitos mouth, quiet long and pointed but it could have been a leg?
As Ticks dont has this drinking spout do they?
thanks for this ticker.
im so scared for my lad, and well i daren't say on here whats going to happen to the cat!
ADDED-- I manage to treat puss with front line 3 months a year and i do that at the hot start of summer, its only perscription med here and £14 for 3 treatments. So sadly i do him when I can. I have the very strong house spray with it.
Last edited by battling on; 07-15-2006 at 07:14 AM.
thanks 6 blues, i still havent found these things on the net, the more i think teh more im residing to teh fact they arent ticks, i dont think im residing because i know, im residing because i cant find out and if i cant find out tehn what can i do?
Im not sure if the critters are playing dead or are dieing?
There seams to be about 4 left of the 20, still energetic, and a tick to me is like a bionic bug so i dont think they would pop thier clogs if they where.
so i will just have to get on and hope for the best.
If a tick gets on an animal untreated, would they stay on it, so example 20 ticks have 20 meals. As it seems strange how they where trotting around on the the window ciel.
I can't help but react the way i did, i was so hurt inside that my lad could have been bit, i belive he has an underlying lyme from birth but he could have an eccelerator bite like i did. At least hes coping at this time with very little symptoms.
I don't have anything to add that the others haven't already said, but have you considered giving your cat garlic if you can't afford the Frontline all year round? Also, on the net, I saw some homeopathic flea & tick treatments that may be cheaper.........
hes a demnading constant whining for attention, totaly barmy puss, but if i gave him garlic he would never come back home Thnaks Gerri
i will have to concider something alternative the need for frontline is just exploited, so much for vets caring for animals teh mark up is alot! chaep as chips in france.