Do Birds Carry Ticks?

do birds carry ticks

A warming climate and increased human encroachment into animal habitat have led to increased levels of tick-human contact, along with increased levels of tick-borne disease. Warmer weather allows ticks to reproduce earlier and in greater numbers and it allows more ticks to overwinter successfully, leading to an explosion in the tick population. Even worse, the … Read more

Beneficial Garden Insects For Organic Gardening

beneficial insects

Insects that feed on desirable plants or transmit diseases are often considered pests. But insects are not really pests, they all play their part in the natural balance. Insects also occupy a lot of niches in our gardens and fulfill a great many essential tasks. They pollinate fruits, flowers, and vegetables, while others prey on insects … Read more

Does Lavender Repel Ticks

does lavender repel ticks

Lavender oil has many uses and has been valued by people since ancient times. The Romans used lavender to obtain fragrant bath essences, hence the name of this plant. Lavender is derived from the Latin word “lavare” which means “to wash”. Today the uses of Lavender are many, the young leaves of the plant are … Read more

Neem Oil – Natural Tick Repellent

flowering neem tree

In nature, plants serve as the basis of the food chain. Since plants cannot run away, they have developed other mechanisms to protect themselves from predators. They naturally produce substances that have a deterrent or toxic effect on predators. The seeds of the neem tree (Azadirachta indica) provide an oil, which has been used as … Read more

Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Ticks?

diatomaceous earth

Environmentally friendly methods of ecological pest control are becoming increasingly popular. Fleas, mites, bed bugs, lice, and ticks pose a health threat and need to be controlled. Diatomaceous earth is an effective alternative to chemical agents and can be used as a natural pest control method, for a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle without chemicals … Read more