What is Flumethrin and how does it work?

what is flumethrin

The prevention of tick infestation in pets is an important measure for the prevention of tick-transmitted diseases. Spot-on products or pet collars that slowly deliver the active ingredient onto fur and skin are convenient and quite effective. Flumethrin is an effective tick repellent used in pet collars. What is Flumethrin and how does it work? Flumethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide commonly used to protect livestock and domestic pets against ectoparasites such as ticks, fleas, flies, etc. At a low […]

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Does Eucalyptus repel Ticks

does eucalyptus repel ticks

Eucalyptus Oil to Keep off Ticks Eucalyptus oil is a strong essential oil distilled from the leaf of the Eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus globulus). It is an evergreen tree native to Australia but is today cultivated worldwide. Eucalyptus essential oil is colorless and has a strong sweet and woody scent. It is extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree using steam distillation. Does eucalyptus repel ticks? The Australian aborigines have known long before the arrival of Europeans on their continent […]

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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 the label and use tea tree oil only […]

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Coconut Oil, a natural way to repel ticks

coconut oil for insect repellent and tick repellent

Coconut Oil Tick Repellent ??? Coconut oil has hundreds of uses among them is the use of coconut oil for insect 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 about coconut oil is that it can be applied directly to the skin with no irritation. The oil is […]

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What Repels Ticks? Best 5 Tick Repellents

what repels ticks, best 5 tick repellents

Ticks can transmit multiple pathogens. Over 10% of ticks contain Borrelia bacteria and can potentially transmit Lyme disease.  The risk of contracting Borreliosis (Lyme disease) after a tick bite is 4%. So on average, one hundred tick bites cause four infections. About 0.5-2% of the ticks contain further viruses that can cause dangerous diseases like ehrlichiosis, rickettsia, babesia…  in all there are at least  16 known diseases that can be transmitted by ticks.  Prevention of tick bite is better than […]

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