I am not sure this will help or not but seven-5 dust from home depot or other stores like that is a powder you can sprinkle in your yard, on your grass, planters etc and so long as it is there it kills bugs. Also is safe for pups and have heard of bully people using it in their carpets for fleas even. I am sure it would help with ticks also but if there is snow or something it may not work. Might wanna look into it anyhow. Have used it here just for outdoor bugs and it seems to help. We dont have any tick problems specifically tho so I am sure you will find more advice that will help also.