Natural Tick Repellent
The dreaded tick season is upon us. Save money on buying store-bought repellent that is full of harsh, unnatural chemicals and make your own natural tick repellent with three simple ingredients! The following natural tick spray recipe is safe for both animals and humans.
You will need:
- 20 Drops of Lemon grass essential oil
- 20 Drops of Eucalyptus oil
- 4 Ounces of Water
- Spray Bottle
Add all ingredients to the spray bottle and shake well.
Spray this natural tick repellent on your shoes, socks and pant cuffs, or spray on your dog’s paws, feet, lower legs, haunches, and underbelly prior to going outside.
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Tick Bite Facts
As long as ticks are removed within 24 hours of attachment, pathogens will generally not be transmitted; however, the victim should also be tested for infections just to be sure.
Tickborne diseases in the US
Lyme disease is the most commonly known disease people get from tick bites. It is commonly misspelled as Lime disease. Lyme disease is named after the town Old Lyme, CT.
Other tickborne diseases: Tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF, Southern Tick Associate Rash Illness (STARI), Ehrilichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Rickettsia, Parkeri Rickettsiosis, 364D Rickettsiosis, Tickborne Relapsing Fever (TBRF).
Myth: A hot match, rubbing alcohol, fingernail polish or petroleum jelly will cause a tick to back out of a bite. FACT: The only way to remove a tick completely is to pull it out slowly with SANITIZED, NEEDLE-NOSE TWEEZERS. DO NOT use flat or blunt tweezers, this could cause the tick to break in half and squeeze germs into the bite.
Myth: Ticks will jump from trees and high areas onto passing victims. FACT: It is rare to see a tick any higher than a couple feet and some ticks are even blind and would not be able to see where they were jumping.