I have lived in the South all of my life and enjoy the beautiful scenery in Virginia. In my area there's woods, ponds, and tobacco fields. Virginia has a large deer population and ticks are everywhere. My dogs are very active and enjoy sneaking off into the woods.I found out quick that I need to protect my dogs from ticks when they come home covered in them. I've used prescription flea and tick products and found them 100 percent effective but the cost didn't fit my budget.I spoke to a person who runs a animal shelter and she asked if I had tried Bio Spot Spot On. I checked into it, and decided to give it a shot and I am amazed at how effective this medication is for the price. The application process is simple and quick. My dogs have no idea that I've applied this product, but I have to make sure I watch my children around our dogs after application. It leaves the areas I applied on their back oily, and the kids can get it on them. After applying I make sure they don't get wet or take a bath for a few days. Since I've used this product I rarely see a tick and never see a flea! Bio Spot is almost as effective as the expensive prescription brands without the cost. I apply every 3 to 4 weeks and if they get wet every 2 weeks. I'm so thankful this product was recommended because it has saved me money, and helped keep my dogs tick and flea free.