There is a field near the college close to the baseball diamond that I have been taking Tal and Barney to recently. Of course, I use the Frontline Plus, but I check them anyway. It is so hard because of the black coat. The Frontline must be working because I found one on Barney's nose. Poor tic, was no longer with us. And one was on my leg too. Still, makes me glad I check them right before we get into the car to come home.