Does Bug Spray Work On Ticks?

does bug spray work on ticks

Here is the short answer: Yes, bug spray works on ticks. If you want to know more about how all this works, here is the detailed answer, why and how does bug spray work on ticks? We’re talking about “bug spray for people” here, not household bug spray such as Raid or similar, these work … Read more

Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus – Tick And Bug Repellent

Fearing the adverse side effects of synthetic tick repellents, more people are turning to organic repellents derived from plants. The Australian lemon-scented gum tree provides such a highly effective natural repellent. There are two variants that are made from the leaves of the tree with varied chemical compositions. One is pure Lemon eucalyptus essential oil … 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

Best Tick Repellent for Hunters

There are tons of ticks in forests, in grasslands, and just about any other place where hunters roam looking for game. After all, it is mainly the animals, from the mouse in the undergrowth to the elk in the woods that are responsible for the spread of ticks. Because the ticks themselves don’t wander far, … Read more

Bug Repellents – The More Effective The More Toxic

Ticks keep not only spreading, but they are also active much longer because the winters are getting shorter. So tick protection is more important than ever. There are natural tick repellents that use essential oils to ward off ticks, and synthetic tick repellents that use chemicals like DEET to protect you from ticks and possibly … Read more

What Is The Best Essential Oil To Repel Ticks

What Is The Best Essential Oil To Repel Ticks

Without plants, there would be no life on Earth. Plants produce the oxygen we breathe, and plants are the basis of the food chain. Only plants can use sunlight to convert water and minerals into plant matter and fruit – food on which all animals and we depend. But in addition to green leaves and … Read more

IR3535 Ethyl-butylacetylaminopropionate (EBAAP)

repellent containing IR3535 Ethyl-butylacetylaminopropionate

Ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate (EBAAP) is an insect repellent sold under the trade name IR3535 (Trademark owned by Merck). It is very effective against ticks, mosquitoes, biting midges, horseflies, fleas, and many other bugs.  Even wasps and bees don’t like the smell and stay away. What is ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate? Ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate is a synthetic amino acid, it … 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

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

What is Black Seed Oil – Nigella Sativa

nigella sativa

Black cumin oil, also known as black seed oil, is an intensive, spicy-tasting oil that is extracted from the black seeds of black cumin (Nigella sativa). The oil is said to have a repellent effect against mosquitoes and ectoparasites such as ticks, fleas, lice, and mites. Using synthetic repellents is one of the most effective … Read more