Does Eucalyptus repel Ticks

does eucalyptus repel ticks

Eucalyptus Oil to Keep off Ticks Not only are tick bites irritating, but ticks bring on Lyme disease that afflicts people and pets alike. Applying tick repellent is the best defense against tick bites. There are several artificial tick repellents with DEET and Frontline being the best-known brands. The use of artificial repellents over the long term has been associated with some harmful side effects including brain damage. You can do away with these artificial repellents and opt for homemade […]

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Does Tea Tree Oil repel ticks

does tea tree oil repel ticks

Does tea tree oil repel ticks The tea tree is native to Australia’s swampy forests around Queensland. It has long been used by the Australian Aborigines to treat minor skin irritation and keep away skin and hair vermin. Tea tree oil is very useful in making natural repellent as it has quite a strong smell that irritates blood-sucking pests. Tea tree oil is inexpensive and non-toxic when used externally as recommended. It must NOT be taken internally and is NOT recommended for children. Always read […]

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Coconut Oil, a natural way to repel ticks

coconut oil, natural way to repel ticks

Coconut Oil Tick Repellent ??? Coconut oil has hundreds of uses among them being a very effective bug repellent. It can be used as a  natural way to repel ticks as the scent of coconut oil irritates the senses of bugs and ticks making it more difficult for these nasty pests to locate their next victim. The good thing with coconut oil is that it can be applied directly to the skin with no irritation. The oil is a good moisturizer […]

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Tick Repellent Clothing Treatment

tick repellent clothing

Repel Ticks with Permethrin Treated Clothing  The CDC says that incidents of Lyme disease are up by as much as 10 times over the past years. This is because ticks have spread to more areas in the country due to warmer weather in the recent past. For anyone spending a lot of time outdoors, Lyme disease and other tick-transmitted diseases are a real danger. There is also the Zika virus carried by mosquitoes. In addition to applying insect repellent, it is […]

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Is Permethrin The Best Tick Repellent?

Permethrin Tick Repellent

There are many tick repellents commonly available. Choosing the best tick repellent can be quite daunting, as there are many natural repellents as well as many chemically synthesized repellents. Permethrin is a synthetically manufactured drug derived from chrysanthemum flowers. Permethrin is highly toxic to insects and mites. “Mites” are a subclass of spiders (arachnids) that ticks belong to, they are not classified as insects. Permethrin is harmless to most mammals, birds, and humans, so it can be used for personal protection, at […]

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