I have a fenced in yard with the usual trees, grass and flowers. Gorky runs around freely in the backyard. Yesterday, we found the first tick on Gorky. I have a few questions. My dog uses frontline plus. What if anything can I use in the yard to eliminate the ticks without harming the dog? We understand we have no control outside of our property when Gorky plays and takes its walks. There are no deer that come into our property. Gorky is a dark poodle and it is extremely hard to find the ticks. I assume we are going to have to massage the body and look for ticks everyday. What are your opinions on the subject?