Ticks are bad this year. I've plucked some off my Nubians' ears already and our barn cat is starting to get them bad. ( We live bordering the woods) We have plucked a tick off the cat every week for the past few weeks. I'm looking for safe remedies or solutions, whether it is over the counter or something natural I can use. Flea and tick collars on pets scares me, it doesn't seem safe and it's another thing a cat can get stuck on.