What Does A Tick Nest Look Like

what does a tick nest look like

Adult tick females need blood so that the eggs can develop in the body of the female tick. After mating with a male (this happens on the host), the female tick will drop off its host to lay its eggs on the ground. Depending on the species of tick, the parasite can lay up to … Read more

What Are Tick Tubes? Are They Effective?

Tick tubes are cardboard tubes stuffed with permethrin-coated cotton. Permethrin is a natural pesticide found in chrysanthemum flowers which is very effective against ticks. Mice find the treated cotton in tick tubes and take it to their nests to use as bedding. The permethrin on the cotton from the tick tubes kills the ticks. This … Read more

Do Birds Spread 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

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Insects that feed on crops or decorative plants in our gardens or transmit diseases are often viewed as pests. But insects are not really pests, on the contrary, insects are a fundamental part of the natural balance. Insects occupy many niches in our gardens and perform many important tasks. These beneficial insects pollinate fruits, flowers, … 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

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Neem oil is a natural, environmentally friendly pesticide that is obtained from the seeds of the Neem Tree. The purely organic oil is effective in the fight against a wide variety of biting and sap-sucking pests such as aphids, beetles, caterpillars or mites, and fungal diseases that can cause considerable damage to crops. What is … Read more

Diatomite – Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Ticks?

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Diatomaceous Earth is used in organic agriculture for pest control. Also called Diatomite, Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring mineral that can also be used in yards and gardens for non-toxic, sustainable pest control. Environmentally friendly methods to get rid of unwanted and harmful bugs are becoming increasingly popular. Fleas, mites, bed bugs, lice, and … Read more

Beneficial Nematodes – Organic Natural Pest Control

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Natural pest control with non-toxic products is a more environmentally friendly way to decimate the population of unwanted animals or plants. Beneficial nematodes of the genus Steinernema and Heterorhabditis are natural helpers that can be easily applied in the yard and garden to control a variety of garden pests and kill ticks. They are completely … Read more

How To Keep Your Yard Free Of Ticks

Although ticks tend to prefer shady and damp habitats such as the low vegetation near water bodies, the undergrowth in the forest or at the edge of the forest, and meadows with tall grass, they are also found in our yard and gardens. Since the small parasites can transmit diseases, you want to get rid … Read more

Tick Dragging – How To Check Your Yard For Ticks

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by Christina Coruth Is your yard infested with ticks? The tick drag and the tick flag are just the tools you need to answer that question. With a few inexpensive items, you can make your own tick drag and tick flag in a snap. Using them is as easy as walking through your yard. When … Read more